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Air Pressure, Air Masses & Weather Fronts Complete Unit

Air Masses, Air Pressure, and Weather Fronts Teaching middle school students about weather patterns, air pressure, and air masses can be interesting and challenging.Air Pressure, Air Masses and Weather Fronts

 

Are you covering weather and climate in your middle school science class? This resource is detailed with great labs on air pressure and informational slide shows. Students love these engaging hands-on activities!

Students in Middle School will also like this unit Analyzing the Fossil Record
 
 
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It’s designed to completely address NGSS MS-ESS2-5, Middle School Earth Systems. Other interesting science activities for Middle School include Pangea and Gravity and Mass

 
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I’ve divided the content into two units of study.
 
 
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The first is on air pressure or atmospheric pressure.  It includes labs.

Air Pressure Experiments to Teach Middle School Students

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Air Pressure Lab
Air Pressure Experiement
 
Worksheet Weather Middle school
 
 
The second unit is on air masses and weather fronts while also expanding on concepts addressed in the first unit. Students will build knowledge and make connections. 
 
 
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This unit also includes an informative slideshow, a non-fiction reading passage, comprehension questions aligned with the CCSS for Reading Informational Text, a set of weather map task cards, worksheets, interactive notebook flaps, and two quizzes designed similarly to the end of year testing for science.
 
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Students will LOVE these engaging activities! 
 
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There are investigations, informational text passages, slide shows, and so much more – everything helping your class to understand air masses, weather fronts, air pressure, and how they affect changes in weather conditions!
 
Worksheet on weather fronts Middle School
 
 

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My students loved this resource and the experiments that went along with it. It kept them very engaged
I think these labs were great. The directions were clear and my students really understood the connection between air pressure and weather patterns.
 
 

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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