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Description: In this course, students will learn how severe weather conditions like hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms develop. In this nonmathematical look at meteorology, students will also learn why the earth has seasons and how water in the atmosphere affects weather. Throughout their studies, student will describe the Earth’s atmosphere and explain why we have seasons; explain how water in the atmosphere plays a major role in our weather; describe and identify different forms of precipitation and explain different optical phenomena in the atmosphere; explain wind; and compare/contrast different types of severe weather, including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
- Reliable access to a computer and internet connection