MS-ESS2-5

Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

 
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Layers of the Atmosphere

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Help students visualize the differences in temperature in Earth's atmosphere by having them create a model while practicing graphing skills.

 
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Forecasting the Weather

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This culminating activity challenges students to use what they have learned about air masses and fronts to forecast the weather.

 
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Weather Forecasting Online Activity

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze weather maps as they develop their own understanding of the relationships between air pressure and clouds, factors that influence climate, weather fonts and the jet stream!

 
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Heat and Pressure in the Atmosphere.

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students bring together their ideas of heat and pressure to identify and construct isobar and isotherm maps.

 
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Why Study Weather?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Why study weather? The app on my phone tells me everything I need to know!

 
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weather tools
   

Gay-Lussac's Law

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this tried and true (and fun!) lesson to demonstrate to students the relationship between pressure and temperature.

 
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Modeling Weather Fronts

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own way to model fronts when given a box of common materials.

 
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fronts lesson
   

Cloud in a Bottle

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this fun hands-on activity to demonstrate cloud formation with your students.

 
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Air Pressure

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this collection of hands-on activities to help students explore air pressure.

 
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Clouds and Dew Point Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students collect dew point data and create clouds inside of a bottle as they explore how energy drives the cycling of water on earth!

 
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Build a Barometer

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore air pressure by building their own barometer.

 
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Collecting Weather Data: Atmospheric Soundings

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students using real time data with this lab that also teaches them to graph data using Excel.

 
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The Ghost Closer (Modeling Air Pressure and Winds)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students suck an egg into a jar and expand a marshmallow in a vacuum chamber in order to model how changes in air pressure can effect the weather!

 
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Boyle's Law

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this hands-on activity to help students understand the inversely proportional relationship between gas pressure and gasp on

 
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Investigating Moisture in the Atmosphere

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students make direct measurements of dew point and estimate relative humidity in this hands-on lesson.

 
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