Activities and Performance Tasks

The following Activities and Performance Tasks were developed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, as well as integrate important writing and mathematical skills. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes. 

Layers of the Atmosphere NASA

Layers of the Atmosphere

NASA

Layers of the Atmosphere - Students will research and examine the layers of the Earth’s present day atmosphere.

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Theories of Atmospheric Origins - Students will research and examine the formation of Titan's atmosphere and draw correlations between Saturn's moon's atmospheric formation and the origins of the Earth's atmosphere.  

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Air Masses - Students will examine the differing air masses and the factors that produces and propels them. 

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Stratospheric Scavenger Hunt - Students will utilize Internet resources to answer questions related to the stratospheric ozone layer. 

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Performance Tasks

Performance tasks have templates for those students who struggle with creative writing. Ideas are given for technology integration, especially as it relates to presenting student work. Rubrics are provided for evaluation purposes. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)  NOAA

North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) 

NOAA

North Atlantic Oscillation - The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) Research Report is designed to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the formation of the NAO and its impacts on weather, climate, environment, and economies.

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ENSO Research Report - The ENSO Research Report is designed to demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of the formation of El Niño and La Niña and their impacts on weather, climate, environment, and economies.

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Experiments and Labs

Experiments and Labs include information on differentiation, as well as high order reasoning questions. Suggestions for integrating technology in the documentation and presentation of student's work are also included. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

Weather Fronts - lab where students can investigate the movement of warm and cold air. 

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Weather Instruments

Instructions for the building of simple weather instruments so that students have the opportunity to collect their own data with tools they created. This is a great chance for students to reinforce their data analysis skills. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

Anemometer -  Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

Barometer - Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

Rain Gauge - Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

Wind VaneMicrosoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

Psychrometer - Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

Weather Log - Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

 

 

FlipBooks and Graphic Organizers

FlipBooks and Graphic Organizers are great ways to orgainze information, especially for visual learners. There are blank graphic organizer templates as well as specific flipbook formats. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

 

Fronts Graphic Organizer - graphic organizer for the four types of fronts

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Categories Chart x 3 - chart that organizes three portions of information for a topic (fronts - cold, warm, stationary) 

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Categories Chart x 4 - chart that organizes four portions of information for a topic (fronts - cold, warm, stationary, occluded)

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Cause and Effect - chart that identifies the cause and effect of an issure or event, with space to write extra information

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Cause and Effect w/ Proposal - chart that identifies the cause and effect of an issue or event, as well  as a possible solution (proposal), with space to write extra information

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Compare and Contrast - chart that offers spaces for students to compare and contrast topics (weather vs climate)

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