Energy, Ecology, Weather, and the Environment
Types of Weather
Describe and explain types of severe weather, how they impact human lives, and how to minimize weather-related risks to themselves, others, and property.
Short-term and Seasonal Weather Patterns
Understand the reasons for short-term and seasonal weather patterns and changes and how those patterns and changes are represented in weather maps, charts, and images.
Explain the factors that control climate. Thereby explain the causes of climate change and the potential effects, catastrophic and benign, of such change.
Formulate short-term weather forecasts directly from observations; fine-tune professional forecasts to their specific locations.