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ERIC Number: ED086527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 18
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Violent Florida Weather, Science (Experimental): 5343.05.
Espy, J. A., Jr.
This is a basic weather course describing Florida's weather and is designed to give the student the opportunity to study the phenomena which cause the more destructive disturbances in the atmosphere. The study includes the detection, growth, effects and possible alternation of storms. It is suggested that a student enrolled in this course would have completed a course in applied meteorology or on the atmosphere in order to avoid extra time spent on elementary concepts. State-adopted texts are listed as well as student textbooks and laboratory manuals and suggested teacher references. Sixteen performance objectives are suggested. The course outline presents thirteen major topics: (1) Physical Factors of the Lower Atmosphere; (2) Influence of Upper Atmospheric Conditions; (3) Synoptic Charts; 4) Air Masses; (5) Contact Between Air Masses; (6) Rainstorms; (7) Droughts; (8) Hail; (9) Thunder Storms; (10) Hurricanes; (11) Tornadoes; (12) Modification of Weather Conditions; and (13) Storms Which Do Not Affect Florida. Student- and teacher-directed experiments are suggested. Projects and reports are included, as well as discussion questions. A reference list of suggested books, manuals, government publications, and films is presented along with a master plan sheet. (Author/EB)
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.