Mrs. Deringer

Earth Science Links

What are Air Masses?

Characteristic #1

 

 

What are Fronts?

Characteristic #2

Why is the Earth Heated unevenly?

Characteristic #3

 

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Characteristic #3

What is Air Pressure?

Characteristic #4

 

What is Moisture?

Characteristic #5

What is Acid Rain?

Characteristic #5

 

What Makes the Winds blow?

Characteristic #6

What is Relative Humidity?

Characteristic #6

 

How do you Read a Weather Map?

Characteristic #

Storms

Click on the picture on the right for all the information to complete your storm project. You can even see projects that were done in previous years.

The due date for the project is March 21st 2014. While completing your project, be sure to look at the rubrics that are included in your earth science lab book and below.

Remember even if you are working with a partner, you will have YOUR OWN QUESTION AND ANSWER. You will then combine the two answers in your presentation. No more than two in a group. You will submit for grading one typed paragraph of your question and answer. Your paragraph cannot contain any plagiarism!!!!

It must be written in ALL your own words. Regardless of the presentation format you choose, they all have the same point value for the research portion. Writing the paragraph is your own words is worth 45 points.

HERE ARE THE RUBRICS FOR THE PROJECT

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to check if your paragraph is free of plagiarsm, simply type each sentence into goggle search. If a your sentence comes up bold face on another website then you need to change your words.

Click on the links below to get information on the storm you are researching. If you find a really good web site, let me know and I will add it to the list.

Hurricanes
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://www.wildwildweather.com/hurrican.htm

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/hurricanehome.html

http://www.brainpop.com/science/weatherandclimate/hurricanes/

http://www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/hurricane.htm

http://skydiary.com/kids/hurricanes.html

http://www.stormvideo.com/hurricane.html

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4904

http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/hurricanes/

 

1. What causes a Hurricane?

2. How do you prepare for a hurricane?

3. What is the difference between a hurricane warning and watch?

4. What are three famous hurricanes?

5. How are hurricanes rated?

6. Why do hurricanes form over water?

7. Would you dare be a hurricane hunter?

8. Where do most hurricanes occur? Why?

 

Tornadoes
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://wildwildweather.com/twisters.htm

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-tornado.htm

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/thunderhome.html

http://www.howstuffworks.com/tornado.htm

http://skydiary.com/kids/tornadoes.html

http://www.stormvideo.com/tornado.html

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/tornadoes/

 

1. What causes a tornado?

2. How do you prepare for a tornado?

3. What is the difference between a tornado warning and watch?

4. What are three famous tornado?

5. How are tornadoes rated?

6. Why do tornado form over land?

7. Would you dare be a tornado chaser?

8. Where do most tornadoes occur? Why?

Blizzards
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/blizzardhome.html

http://www.ucar.edu/educ_outreach/webweather/blizzardhome.html

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-winter-storms.htm

http://noaa.kids.us/winter.htm

http://www.ussartf.org/blizzards.htm

http://www.weather.com/encyclopedia/winter/blizzard.html

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/blizzard1.html

 

1. What causes a blizzard?

2. How do you prepare for a blizzard?

3. What is the difference between a blizzard and a winter storm?

4. What are three famous blizzards?

5. What should you do if you were stranded outside in a blizzard?

6. What is the difference amoung a winter advisory, watch, and warning?

 

Sandstorms
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://www.weatherquestions.com/What_causes_sandstorms.htm

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/sandstorms-on-earth/2353

 

1. What causes a sandstorm?

2. How do you prepare for a sandstorm?

3. Where d most sandstorms occur? Why?

4. What are three famous sandstorms?

5. What should you do if you were stranded outside in a sandstorm?

 

Thunderstorms
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/thunderhome.html

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-thunderstorms.htm

http://www.wildwildweather.com/lightning.htm

http://www.fema.gov/kids/thunder.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question646.htm

http://skydiary.com/kids/lightning.html

http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/thunderstorms/

http://noaa.kids.us/anvil.htm

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/story_lightning.html

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-lightning.htm

http://www.affordablelamps.com/science-guide-for-kids-all-about-lightning.html

 

1. What causes a thunderstorm?

2. How do you prepare for a thunderstorm?

3. Where/When do most thunderstorm occur? Why?

4. What causes lightning?

5. Why do you hear thunder before lightning?

6. What cause thunder?

7. What should you do if you were caught outside in a lightning storm?

 

 

Flash Floods
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/floods/floodf.shtm

http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/flood/index.html

http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/floods/

http://noaa.kids.us/flashflo.htm

 

 

 

1. What causes a flash flood?

2. How do you prepare for a flash flood?

3. Where/When do most flash floods occur? Why?

4. What should you do if you were caught outside in a flash flood?

 

Cyclones
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://library.thinkquest.org/10136/cyclones/cycltq.htm

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A6.html

 

 

 

1. What causes a cyclone?

2. How do you prepare for a cyclone?

3. What is the difference between a hurricane and a cyclone?

4. What are three famous cyclones?

5. How are hurricanes rated?

6. Why do cyclones form over water?

7. Where do most cyclones occur? Why?

 

 

Nor'easter
Good Web Sites   Good Research Questions

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question595.htm

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-winter-storms.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter

 

 

 

 

1. What causes a nor'easter?

2. How do you prepare for a nor'easter?

3. What is the difference between a nor'easterand and a winter storm?

4. What are three famous nor'easters?

6. Where do most nor'easteroccur? Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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