COURSE DESCRIPTION
astronomy
This course introduces basic meteorological concepts. Topics covered include air, the atmosphere, air pollution, acid rain, heat energy, wind, clouds, precipitation, air masses, storms, El Nino, climate, and global warming. Students will receive instruction through diverse methods including interactive presentations, videos, notes, and websites. Assessments include reviews and tests.
CHAPTERS
Ch.1 – Weather
Heat Transfer
Weather Proverbs
Wind and Clouds
Precipitation
Air Masses and Fronts
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Tornadoes
Hurricanes
El Nino
Review

Ch.2 – Climate
Introduction
The Cause of Climate
Climate’s Effect on Landscapes
Factors that Influence Climate
Climate Regions
Global Warming
Ozone Layer
Review

Ch.3 – Atmosphere
The Air Around You
Air Movement
Earth’s Atmosphere
Air Pressure
Layers of the Atmosphere
Air Pollution
Acid Rain
Review
Ch.4 – Planetary Motion
Earth’s Movement in Space
Moon Phases
Time Zones
Eclipses
Review

Ch.5 – Moles and Stoichiometry
Characteristics of Stars
Galaxies
Tools of Modern Astronomy
Review

Ch.6 – Solar System
The Sun
Inner Planets
Outer Planets
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors
Space Travel
Review