Earth Science Chapters 16-18 Layered Assignments
Weather and Climate
Wabasso High School
Day 1- Clouds and Precipitation (Sections 16.4-16.5)
____ 1. Complete section 16.4 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
2. Make a poster explaining the differences between the types
of clouds (VS-5 pts).
Day 2- Air Masses (Section 17.1)
____ 3. Complete section 17.1 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
____ 4. Make a poster explaining the differences between the types of fronts (VS-5 pts).
5. Model the types of fronts using clay (BK-5 pts).
Day 3- Storms (Section 17.2)
6. *Complete tracking a hurricane lab pg. 596 (LM-10 pts).
Days 4-5 Predicting the Weather (Section 17.3)
____ 7. *Complete section 17.3 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
8. *Complete reading a weather map lab pg. 605 (VS-5 pts).
Days 6-7 What Causes Climate and Climate Regions (Sections 18.1-18.2)
____ 9. *Complete section 18.2 worksheet (VL-5 pts).
10. *Complete cool climate graphs lab pg. 634-635 (LM, VS-10
Day 8- Climate Change (Sections 22.214.171.124)
11. *Make a poster explaining the greenhouse effect (VS-5 pts).
Days 9-10 Layer C Work Days
____ 12. *Complete review ?’s worksheet (VL-10 pts).
____ 13. Listen to lecture and take notes each day (VL). 1 2 3 4 5
____ 14. Write a skit or news report with 2-3 other people about the weather (BK, IE-10 pts).
____ 15. Write a song or rap with 2-3 other people about the weather (MU, IE-10 pts).
____ 16. Make vocab flashcards or crossword for all relevant terms in the unit (VL-10 pts).
____ 1. *Complete the weather tomorrow project. This will be done in class. You will use data to understand how different variable trends (including barometric pressure, dew point, wind direction, and cloud type) can be used to predict the next day’s weather.
2 sources, write a three paragraph paper no longer than one page to
answer one question below. The first paragraph should be an
introduction. The second paragraph should give facts and
information about your question, such as pros and cons. The
third paragraph should give your opinion based on your
research. You should list your sources below.
____ 1. Which weather variables are the most important for weather forecasting?
____ 2. How is Doppler radar an important technology in weather forecasting?
____ 3. Should research be done in order to look for ways to change the weather like stopping hurricanes and/or tornadoes?
Should the National Weather Service upgrade their data
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Date of article:
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Total Grade: _____ / 100 Parent/Guardian Signature (XC): _____________________________