MS Module 5 : Climate and Weather
Lesson 1 : Oceans and the Atmosphere
Standard(s): SC.912.P.10.2, SC.912.L.18.12, SC.912.E.7.4
Objective(s): (1) Explain the concept of heating capacity and the role of the ocean in moderating Earth’s climate, (2) Explain how energy is transferred from the ocean to the atmosphere through the formation of air masses and weather systems
Essential Question: How does the heat transfer between the oceans and atmosphere affect regional climates?
Vocabulary: climate, weather, air masses, pressure systems, fronts
Assignment(s): 5-1 Cornell Notes, Oceans and the Atmosphere Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)
Lesson 2 : Cyclonic Storms
Standard(s): SC.912.E.7.4, SC.912.E.7.6, SC.912.L.17.10, SC.912.L.18.12
Objective(s): (1) Explain how energy is transferred from the ocean to the atmosphere through the formation of air masses and weather systems; (2) Detail the characteristics and movement patterns of Atlantic hurricanes; (3) Describe the factors that lead to the formation of weather events, including thunderstorms and hurricanes; (4) Give examples of the ocean’s influence on weather and climate
Essential Question: How does the ocean influence the development of thunderstorms and tropical cyclones?
Vocabulary: tropical cyclone, hurricane, typhoon, eye, sustained winds, Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, storm surge, eye wall, rain band
Assignment(s): 5-2 Cornell Notes, Cyclonic Storms Asmt (Intro, GP & IP)