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Air Pressure, Air Masses and Weather Fronts Complete Unit


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Do your students need to learn about masses, air pressure, and weather fronts? This unit on weather and climate will teach these concepts. This unit will help students understand the relationship of air pressure to weather changes. This resource covers warm fronts, cold fronts, stationary fronts, high pressure, low pressure, and storms. Students will love these engaging activities on air pressure, air masses, and weather fronts.

This resource includes two complete units of study.

The first is air pressure or atmospheric pressure:

☀️ six labs
☀️ response pages
☀️ a slideshow
☀️ Interactive notebook flaps
☀️ answer keys

The second unit is on air masses and weather fronts and builds on concepts addressed in the first unit:

⚡ An informative slideshow
⚡ Nonfiction reading passage
⚡ comprehension questions aligned with the CCSS for Reading Informational Text
⚡ Weather map task cards
⚡ worksheets
⚡ answer keys
⚡ QR code research
⚡ Interactive notebook flaps
⚡ Two quizzes that are designed to have similar questions to the End of Year testing for science.

Teachers Love This Resource!

Aileen ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied Air pressure and air masses are so complicated but this unit is clear and easy to understand. There is a slide show and lots of great labs and it all ties together with weather fronts. Really great resource.

Kristen ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Extremely Satisfied An outstanding resource for teaching about air pressure and how it is connected to weather fronts and air masses. Really great information and engaging labs! Perfect for our weather and climate science!

This HUGE unit is designed to completely address the NGSS standard for Middle School Earth Systems:

NGSS MSESS25. Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.

From the disciplinary core idea Earth’s Systems: ESS2.D Weather and Climate

Utah SEEd 6.3. 2 Investigate the interactions between air masses that cause changes in weather conditions. Collect and analyze weather data to provide evidence for how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure causing a change in weather.

NGSS Middle School Science Concepts Include:

  • Air Pressure
  • Density
  • Air Masses
  • Source Regions
  • Weather Maps
  • Weather Fronts
  • Cold Fronts
  • Warm Fronts
  • Occluded Fronts
  • Stationary Fronts
  • Forecasting
  • Explaining based on evidence
  • Collecting data

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