Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Understanding Weather

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Minnesota Standards

MN.8.3. Earth and Space Science
8.3.2. Interdependence Within the Earth System The student will understand that the sun is the principal external energy source for the Earth. Explain how heating of the Earth's surface and atmosphere by the sun drives convection within the atmosphere and hydrosphere producing winds, ocean currents and the water cycle, as well as influencing global climate. The student will understand that patterns of atmospheric movement influence global climate and local weather. Analyze changes in wind direction, temperature, humidity and air pressure and relate them to fronts and pressure systems. Relate global weather patterns to patterns in regional and local weather. The student will understand that the water cycle is an open system with many inputs. Describe the location, composition and use of major water reservoirs on the Earth, and the transfer of water among them. Describe how the water cycle distributes materials and purifies water.