Meteorology Unit 3 Rubric
Builders in PowerPoint
assignment should be done with the group working together.
desired, this geology unit may be
combined with Unit
Your Planet's Meteorology to help you with
Continue to use Fractal Terrains from
. Use the maps that you have
already made and have the program create
your rainfall and temperature
out the text of your PowerPoint presentation
something like this
This slide is the title of
your Climate and Weather Unit.
you have combined this unit with
the geology one, skip this page.
find a great picture and make a
wild weather title page!
know how your planet is laid out
now, so it is time to think about
the general climatic
at your elevation map again.
Using what you have learned from
your readings, figure out a
weather pattern for your air
circulation. Use red arrows
to show where the hot air is going
and a different color (it should
show up on your map) for
mapping the movement of the cool
same map and arrow colors, show how the
water is circulating in your oceans.
water circulation vary on earth even
when the continents are in the same
positions. There are probably a
number of ways of designing your
atmospheric and oceanic circulations
that would work. Think, don't
to Fractal Terrains and call up
your map again. Change the
settings under MAP to have the program
show the rainfall on your
planet. Put this map on this slide
with some comments on where the rain is
falling on your planet. Does this
make sense when you think about
your weather patterns?
to Fractal Terrains and
call up your map again. Go to MAP
again and choose Temperature.
This will generate a nice
temperature map for you. Put the
map on this slide with your
comments. Are there parts of your
planet that are too hot or too cold to
Do you have ice caps at the poles?
Why or why not?
make our last map. Go to Fractal
Terrains one more time, find MAP
on the command bar, and choose
climate. This will give you a map
that shows the locartion of terrestrial biomes
(areas with characteristic temperatures
and amounts of rainfall which support
similar life forms). Write
some short comments on the potential of
your planet to support life.
Finish this section with short comments about places where you would hope to find life
forms on your planet. Do you have
seasons? Explain how this relates to your axial tilt and how the axial
tilt affects the weather. This is a
good place to add more illustrations.
to have links to the Table of Contents
and to your next project --
|Once you have your
text all laid out, select a background for your slides and add graphics as
appearance contributes to your
grade, as does demonstration of
understanding of the scientific
concepts involved. You may include additional material if you wish.
will be for these qualities:
complete, attractive, correct
writing, superior understanding of
the scientific concepts. Links work,
pages are visually pleasing, pages
are turned in on time
scientific understanding is good
but has a few small inaccurancies,
links work, efforts to create
pleasing pages are obvious,
writing has minor errors, project
turned in up to one week late.
incomplete, links don't work, poor
scientific understanding, many
writing errors, turned in two or
more weeks late..
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