We will do a map activity related to high and low pressure systems, and then have a short notebook entry. If you were gone, read this web page and take a look at this Real-Time Animation of Winds in USA (Must see!). Also check this site to see current winds around the world - you should be able to identify areas of high and low pressure. Use your cursor to manipulate the world, and see what's happening in other areas. Attention honors students: The MESPOWs for this week are #79 and #116.
We will go over the Map Activity: Prevailing Winds,and then review for the test. A review sheet will be provided.
Students will take the test.
Students will do a lab (Understanding Fronts). If you were gone, do questions 1-7 on page 570 (honors students do "concept check" questions on page 558), and take a look at these Cold and Warm Front Animations. Also watch this Cold Front Simulation (from the lab) and this Warm Front Simulation (from the lab).
We will go over the "fronts lab", take some notes on fronts, and then start watching a video about lightning. If you were gone, take a look at these Cold and Warm Front Animations. Also watch this Cold Front Simulation (from the lab) and this Warm Front Simulation (from the lab). Watch this animation of a mid-latitude cyclone to see how an occluded front forms - watch it a couple times, and be sure to click on the little rectangle to get a side view. If you miss today and/or next Monday, be sure to watch this 45-minute video
Question(s) of the week: What is the weather like along a cold front, and why is it often more intense than weather along a warm front?