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Air Masses for Middle School

Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Article, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Worksheet
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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Overview: Students will learn about air masses and how they affect weather patterns. 

Learning Targets: 

● Students learn how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather occurrences. 

● Students will be able to describe the characteristics of air masses based on their origins. 

● Students learn sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide. 

● Students will be able to make weather predictions using weather maps. 

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