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Elements of Weather

by molly johnson1

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Elements of Weather
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Lesson objectives
* Student will be able to identify the 4 Atmospheric Elements of Weather.
* Students will identify the difference between Heat Index and Wind Chill.
*Identify 3 types of winds and explain the different patterns.
*Identify 3 type of clouds.
*Identify 3 types of precipitation.
Let's talk about weather...
Step outside and you experience many facets of weather. Humidity, air temperature, wind speed and direction, cloud cover and type, and the amount and form of precipitation are all atmospheric elements of the momentary conditions we call weather.
Temperature
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Types of Winds
Polar Easterlies
Westerlies
Trade Winds
Types of Clouds
Cirrus
Ellipse;
Are made of ice crystals and have a distinctive fibrous shape.
Stratus
The lowest-lying cloud type and sometimes appear at the surface in the form of mist or fog.
Ellipse;
Cumulus
Are detached, individual cauliflower shaped clouds.
Ellipse;
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