ERIC Number: ED231659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Weather & Climate. Science Syllabus for Middle and Junior High Schools. Block E.
Geer, Ira W.
This syllabus is divided into three sections and three appendices. The first section lists program objectives with corresponding performance criteria for seven areas of weather/climate study: (1) broad-scale weather systems; (2) local weather; (3) the atmospheric environment; (4) energy and motion in the atmosphere; (5) water in the atmosphere; (6) hazardous weather; and (7) climate. The second section lists science processes numbered from 1 to 23. The third section provides lists of concepts and understandings for each of the seven areas of study together with suggested questions and activities. Activities in this section (indicated by a letter/number combination such as E-32) are keyed to one or more of 62 learning activities presented in appendix A. Instructional strategies are provided for all activities in this appendix; in addition, each activity is keyed (by number) to the science processes listed in section 2. Appendix B contains charts, tables, and diagrams for selected activities. These include weather information and temperature/pressure charts, a wave cyclone model, a model data sheet for weather watch, and a wind chill table. Appendix C contains supplemental teacher information on weather/weather systems, weather models, satellite images, and hazardous weather. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.