Weather Man Map


Lesson 1:

  • Most of Earth’s air and weather are in the bottom layer of the atmosphere called the troposphere.
  • When cool air is next to warm air, the cool air sinks and forces the warm air to rise.
  • The jet stream is a band of fast wind formed by the different temperatures between convention currents.

 Lesson 2:

  • An air mass is a large body of air with the same temperature and amount of water vapor.
  • Winds move air masses from place to place.
  • A front is a boundary between two air masses.

Lesson 3:

  • Thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes are all forms of severe weather.
  • Lightning is a large electrical spark moving between areas of opposite electrical charge.
  • A severe storm watch means that severe thunderstorms might form.
  • A severe storm warning means that severe thunderstorms have formed.  You should prepare for them.  Get inside as soon as possible.
  • A tornado forms when layers of wind blows at different speeds and directions.
  • To prepare for a hurricane, board up windows, store food, water, and get a flashlight.


Lesson 4:

  • Instruments are used to forecast the weather.  
  • A rain gauge measures how much rain has fallen.  
  • An anemometer measures wind speed.  
  • A barometer measures air pressure.  
  • A thermometer measures the temperature.

Lesson 5:

  • Climate is the average of weather conditions over a long period of time, usually 30 years.
  • Climates have changed throughout history.
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