Weather Wise

The Elements of Weather

Understanding Basic Concepts
- explain the difference between weather and climate and the factors that influence both of these systems
- identify patterns in air movement
- identify the effects of air pressure

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

What is Weather?

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/weather/how.html

1. Define weather. ________________________________________________________________

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2. What four factors affect weather?  __________________________________________________

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Weather vs Climate

http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/climate/index.htm

3. What is the difference between climate and weather? __________________________________

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Air Pressure

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/whighlow/whighlow.htm

4. Complete the following chart:

High Pressure

Low Pressure

Air movement (up or down) .
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Temperature of air .
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Wind movement at ground .
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Expected weather .
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