Step 4 - Science 4 - Meteorology (Atmosphere & Weather)

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Step 4 - Science 4 - Meteorology (Atmosphere & Weather)

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Secular LAB science!
  • A thorough study of the Earth's atmosphere!
  • An investigation of weather and how it's predicted!
  • Hands-on activities make science relevant to the student!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

My daughter has friends who are public schooled and home schooled. All her friends made positive comments on her (Steps) course.  One of her public schooled friends asks every visit to see what is new in the science notebook.  She says my daughter “gets to learn so much more” than she ever learns. K.O., Homeschool Mom
Science for Step 4 students, ages 11-adult. 

Using Steps remarkable educational tools, college-level science materials are mastered every day, easily and by younger students! Taking a totally hands-on approach, this creative course is filled with fun experiments and exercises which help "make real" this fascinating scientific study.

The story of the air we breathe. Rain, lightning, tornadoes, storms and hurricanes, what they are and why they happen. Learn about the atmosphere you walk through and live in. Master an understanding of the planet we call "home"! Tests and answer guides are included!

The last Earth Science course in Step 4, Meteorology provides the final piece to the puzzle of the planet we live on. Having come to grips with our lands and seas, the student now conquers our atmosphere. Developed around The Idiot's Guide to Weather (not included), written by an expert Meteorologist and working forecaster, the student masters an understanding of the mechanics of atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, storms of all sorts, cold and warm fronts...all of the elements that make our planet's weather. The student develops skills which will allow him not only to thoroughly comprehend weather forecasts made by others...but to do some forecasting himself.

The result of having completed these Earth Science courses will be a student with a very firm grasp of what our planet is, why it is the way it is, and how it's likely to change. Earth Science courses should be done back-to-back. This course contains 56 lesson plans and will take about anywhere from 12-20 weeks depending on the student. Tests and answer guides provided. 

Covered in this course:

  • What is weather
  • What causes weather
  • The sun and its influence on weather
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Atmosphere
  • The water cycle
  • Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes
  • What is humidity?
  • Clouds and types of clouds
  • What is rain, snow and other forms of precipitation
  • Barometers and barometric pressure
  • Storm fronts
  • El Nino
  • The seasons
  • Heat and Cold
    Required materials:

           Weather – The Complete Idiot's Guide

           The Rainmaker
           The Perfect Storm

           A barometer, various thermometers.

ust wanted to say thanks once again! My DS14 has gone from 'hating' school science to now being fascinated and actually considering aiming for a career in zoology eventually! For a kid who had no goals at all as far as further education he's now excited when he talks about working with animals in the future. Your science curriculum has shown him that science doesn't need to be boring and dry. We now have big long discussions about all kinds of scientific theories and chemical reactions.  A.R., Homeschool Mom
I really learned a lot on this course. I also had fun on it. I especially started winning at this course toward the end where I learned more about science than I ever could have in public school. This is a great course and I can't wait to start the next one!  C.G., Student, Age 12
Before I didn't really like doing science, so I was falling behind. Now I love science and it is so much fun. I get a lot done and I will be one of the first to finish! This curriculum is so awesome, you get so much more out of it than you would with anything else.   J.C., 15 year-old student

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