# Teacher Page Weather Fronts Science 8th Grade.

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Teacher Page Weather Fronts Science 8th Grade

Teacher Page Science 6th Grade Created by Paula Smith
VI.A.2, VI.B.2/SC 5 This presentation is intended to introduce or review material. The student will identify each type of front on a weather map using their symbols, determine which way the front is moving, and predict relative temperature using a weather map. Start End MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Dew Point and Cloud Formation
Dew Point: The temperature at which water condenses (turns to liquid). Like sweat on a can of soda. Usually happens at cold temperatures Clouds form when water cools down to the dew point. As air rises it gets colder, water condenses, and clouds form. MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Air Mass A large body of air with similar temperature and moisture.
Air masses form over large land or water masses. MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Frontal Boundaries Where air masses interact – also known as a front.
4 kinds of fronts: Cold front Warm front Occluded front Stationary front MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Cold Front A cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass.
Back to activity A cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass. Shown on a weather map by a blue line with triangles pointing the direction the cool air is moving.

Warm Front Warm air mass replacing a cooler air mass.
Back to activity Warm air mass replacing a cooler air mass. Shown on a weather map by a red line with half circles pointing the direction the warm air is moving. MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Occluded Fronts When a warm front is trapped by 2 cold fronts.
Shown on a weather map by a purple line with alternating triangles and semicircles pointing the direction the front is moving. Back to activity MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Stationary Fronts A front that stops moving or is moving very slowly.
Back to activity Stationary Fronts A front that stops moving or is moving very slowly. Shown on a weather map with alternating red semicircles pointing away from the warm air and blue triangles pointing away from the cold air. MAP TAP

Isobars Isobars: Lines connecting equal points of air pressure.
H: High Pressure L: Low Pressure -Where is the rain? High or Low pressure? MAP TAP Weather Fronts

Isotherms Isotherms: Lines connecting equal points of temperature.
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Locate the 4 types of fronts on this weather map.
Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4

Cold Fronts

Warm Front

Stationary Front

Occluded Front

Be a Weather Forecaster
You are planning to travel to Alabama in 2 days. The high temperature there for today is 68º F. Use the map to help you predict whether the temperature in Alabama will increase, decrease, or stay the same. Explain why you think so. Weather Fronts

Be a Weather Forecaster
There is a cold front approaching. The temperatures will probably be cooler behind the front.

Be a Weather Forecaster
Of course, meteorologists (weather forecasters) use much more data than fronts and air masses to help them forecast the weather more accurately. But any forecast is just a prediction of what might happen. Even with the best data, weather forecasts can be wrong. MAP TAP Weather Fronts