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K4281 - Understanding Weather

Understanding Weather
Item No. K4281

Understanding Weather

Item No: K4281
Length: 40 minutes
UPC: 709629042810
Copyright: 2011
CC: Yes
MARC Record: Yes
Language: English
Grade Level: 6-12
Age Range: 12-18
SRP: $34.95
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Learn all about Weather systems, patterns, types of clouds & what you can do predict, prepare & plan ahead for different types of weather systems. Our lives and day to day activities are affected by weather in innumerable ways. While weather is a force we cannot control, we can learn how to predict it and plan ahead for various types of weather. This educational program explores the many factors that create the weather systems we experience every day and provides an introduction to the basics of weather, including weather patterns, atmospheric variations and how weather systems are formed. It will help students understand basic weather concepts and processes in our atmosphere. Weather can affect anyone, irrespective of whether rain spoils a trip to the beach or a tornado destroys a home. Ranches, farmers, airline pilots, boat captains, construction workers and many other occupations and professions rely heavily on weather information. Although weather is a rather complicated science, students can learn the basics of weather science, how to interpret weather forecasts and how to recognize local changes that take place in the weather. Learning how to interpret cloud patterns, wind shifts, rising or falling air temperature and other local weather signs can be valuable sources of information. This program explains the various types of weather forecasts available and how to obtain them. Clouds can also tell you a lot about the weather if you know how to recognize the different formations and understand there role in weather systems. Discover how clouds are formed and the internationally recognized system of cloud classifications including, how to identify types of clouds at high, mid and low elevations. Discover the basics of barometric pressure, how high and low pressure systems are formed and the significance of these pressure systems. Students discover how weather fronts continuously affect weather patterns and how they are tracked and shown on weather maps. This program also covers the different types of weather maps used by the National Weather Service, weather map symbols and how meteorologists interpret them. Discover the traditional weather observations used in our daily lives including what cloud formations can tell you and how animals react to weather. Subjects Covered Include: How Weather can affect you, Local Weather Signs, Relative Humidity, Clouds, Fog, Air Pressure Systems, Precipitation, Weather Forecast, Maps & Symbols, Weather Behavior, What Clouds can tell you, Weather & Animals


Highly recommended for middle and high schools where the science curriculum includes weather concepts. "A young narrator in a nature setting introduces each section in this well-organized and informative production that covers weather basics and forecasting. She applies these principles to applications that students may find interesting or useful such as preparing for a hiking or camping trip. Topics discussed include the three main elements of weather , clouds and how they can aid in determining weather, types of fog, air pressure systems and weather forecasts. All concepts are explained clearly and consisely using high quality video and graphics. " - Lisa Hubler, Memorial Junior High School, South Euclid, OH. 2011.