Earth and Space Science Part 2
Lesson Power Point
clouds site: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Atmosphere/cloud.html
Web Weather For Kids
Web Weather - clouds
Weather Smart: The water cycle and clouds- video
Atmosphere, Layers of
ManyWeather ppts


ManyWater Cycle ppts
ManyClouds ppts
Cloud Types ppt
Class Water Cycle ppt
Layers of Atmosphere ppt
Water cycle Interactive
Web Weather cloud match
Weather Flash game
Weather Tools ppt
Earth and Space Science Part 2
1. The atmosphere is a thin blanket of air that surrounds the Earth.
2. There are four layers of the atmosphere.
3. The layer closest to the Earth is the troposphere. We live in the troposphere and breathe in air. Almost all weather happens in this layer.
4. Some airplanes that travel long distances fly in the stratosphere, above the weather.
5. The mesosphere is the coldest layer of the atmosphere.
6. The thermosphere is the hot, outermost layer of air.
7. An air mass is a large body of air that has temperature and moisture similar to that of the area over which it formed. Ex: A warm, moist air mass is most likely to form over the Gulf of Mexico.
8. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air.
8. A front is the area where two air masses meet and where weather happens.
9. A cold front forms when a cold air mass catches up with a warm air mass.
10. A warm front forms when a warm air mass catches up to a cold air mass.
11. A cold front is represented on the weather map with a line with triangles.
12. A warm from is represented on the weather map with a line with half circles.
13. Cirrus clouds are a wispy white clouds at a high altitude.
14. Cumulus clouds are dense, white, fluffy, puffy cotton-ball clouds.
15. Cumulonimbus clouds are towering dark clouds. If you see them it will probably rain soon.
16. Stratus clouds form a low layer of dark gray. You see these clouds on a gray cloudy day.
17. Air pressure(the weight) is measured with an instrument called a barometer.
18. A thermometer measures the temperature of air.
19. An anemometer measure wind speed.
20. A wind vane or wind sock measures wind direction.
21. The water cycle is the constant recycling of water from Earth’s surface to the atmosphere and back to the Earth’s surface again.
22. Evaporation is the process in which liquid changes into a gas.
23. Condensation is the process in which a gas changes to a liquid.
24. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds. Precipitation forms when water droplets get too large to stay in the air/clouds.

Lesson plans
Layers of atmosphere
1. Introduce lesson: blow up two balloons and tie them to ruler. They should be the same size and shape. Pop one. This shows that air has (weight)mass.
2.Read and discuss D6-D9 about the atmosphere.
Use the following ppt to view the layers of the atmosphere and draw them in the notebook/ art paper: http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/act/grade7/gr7_files/atmos/layers.ppt . Make a tree map for the four layers and list the characteristics of each.
3. Present classroom ppt # 1-6 and fill in study guide./Complete D9 questions for a grade.

Air and Weather /clouds
oral review of notes # 1-6
1. Read and discuss pg. D12-D17. Questions on D 17 are due at the end of the week.
2.TLW comlete the study guide while reviewing the power point # 7-16.http://pangea.tec.selu.edu/~vmartinez/ETEC644/science_earth_space_Part_2_ppt(1).ppt Homework: Study
3.Discuss types of clouds D15 and ppt : http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/cloudtypes_files/frame.htm
Make a tree map of cloud types/ Do the web weather internet matching: http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloudmatch.html
Use construction paper and cotton balls to make and label the four main types of clouds.

Weather Instruments
Read and discuss D 20-23. Homework:No questions for this section. Instead do D29 # 1-22.
Watch the ppt on : http://www.nebo.edu/misc/learning_resources/ppt/k-5/weathertrools.ppt
and create a tree map to list the weather instruments and their characteristics.
Finish study guide and power point. D 29 # 1-22 for a grade

Water Cycle (D34-37)
Review the water cycle: http://www.communication4all.co.uk/PowerPoint%20Presentations/the%20water%20cycle.pps
Watch water cycle interactive: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html
Draw and label the water cycle. Study all notes for a class game.

Review
Divide the class into teams.Use the boat race game site to review the study guide notes http://pangea.tec.selu.edu/~vmartinez/ETEC644/Boat_Race.ppt.

Weekly Quiz

Activities collected for a grade: D9 questions;D17 questions; layers of the atmosphere drawing; cloud tree map-art; weather instrument tree map; water cycle drawing; D29 questions; final test