Mrs. Schneider 6th Grade Science

WebQuest Air Fronts - GT

Now you are going to research weather fronts. Chose to research one of the four main types of weather fronts:

i)        Cold fronts

ii)       Warm fronts

ii)       Occluded fronts

iv)      Stationary fronts

Go to the following websites, and find out all you can about your chosen front. Use the information to make notes and draw diagrams and complete Part 2 of the research worksheet.

http://okfirst.mesonet.org/train/meteorology/Fronts.html (Introduction to fronts)

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/frnts/cfrnt/def.rxml (cold)

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/frnts/wfrnt/def.rxml (warm)

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/frnts/ofdef.rxml (occluded)

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/frnts/sfdef.rxml (stationary)

http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/visualization/collections/weather_fronts.html (animation of weather fronts in motion)

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Part 2: Location, Location, Location

1. Read the definition of elevation.

2.
Visit http://www.weatherbase.com. Find a city in the United States that is near you (click on United States, your state, and a city near you). On your data collection sheet, record:

Latitude

Longitude

Elevation

Average Temperature for March

Repeat this for a city in:

Africa

Antarctica

Asia

Australia

Caribbean

Central America

Europe

Middle East

South America

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create_your_own_continent_rubric.doc
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