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Learning Sequence 2

A Front Headed Your Way

What other types of storms cause precipitation?

Students progress to investigations of how air masses collide at fronts, which can cause stormy weather over a larger region and over many days, especially at cold fronts where a cold air mass pushes into a warm air mass.

Resources

  • Teacher Guide Adobe PDF file
    • Designed to guide you through each section of the curriculum by providing step-by-step instructions for lessons, sample videos of activities, background science content, and NGSS connections.
  • All Student Activity Sheets for Lessons 7-11 Adobe PDF file
    • Each lesson has activity sheets that you can download separately (see below), or you can download all of the activity sheets used in a learning sequence using the link above.
  • Powerpoints
    • Powerpoint slides have been developed for each section of the curriculum to help organize and guide your students through lessons and activities.
  • Summative Assessments Adobe PDF file
    • Each learning sequence includes a corresponding summative assessment with answer keys; these assessments allow you to make sense of student learning, identify productive thinking, and identify incomplete or inaccurate ideas.
  • GLOBE Connections 
    • For each learning sequence, we have developed GLOBE Connections that include ideas for student research and environmental explorations that utilize GLOBE protocols, the GLOBE Visualization Tool, and connect with GLOBE schools from around the world.

Additional background information

Lesson Resources

Lesson 7

A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORM

What other types of storms cause precipitation?

Lesson 7 Student Activity Sheets Adobe PDF file

Links used in Lesson 7

Lesson 8

WEATHER BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A COLD FRONT

How is air changing before, during, and after a cold front?

Lesson 8 Student Activity Sheets Adobe PDF file

Lesson 9

STORMS AND PRECIPITATION ALONG A FRONT

What causes precipitation along a cold front?

Lesson 9 Student Activity Sheets Adobe PDF file

Lesson 9 Virtual Resources

Lesson 10

FRONT ON THE MOVE

What causes fronts to move?

Lesson 10 Student Activity Sheets Adobe PDF file

Lesson 10 Optional GLOBE Activities and Resources

Lesson 11

A CLOSER LOOK AT LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEMS

What could cause a front to stall?

Lesson 11 Student Activity Sheets Adobe PDF file

Links used in Lesson 11