This Course Offered in Spring Term Only.
Meteorology is part of CLRC’s Earth Science series, which also includes Geology (one semester) and Astronomy (one semester).
High school meteorology includes the study not only of basic weather elements and surface systems, but also atmospheric physics and its application to large-scale, meso-scale, and small-scale phenomena. Students will learn how to make a basic weather forecast, and how to interpret surface charts, upper air charts, Doppler radar, and satellite photos. Each week (as time permits), the class will discuss current weather conditions.
Meteorology is offered in the spring (in order to coincide with thunderstorm and tornado season). This class is open to students age 13 and up. Material and homework assignments are scaled according to age levels.
I. What Causes Weather?
II. Weather Elements, Units, and Observations
III. Weather Systems
IV. Upper Air Systems
V. Regional Weather and Hemispheric Oscillations
VII. Weather Forecasting
VIII. Climate and Global Warming
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Offered Spring Semester Only
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Class Meets: Fridays, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific
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Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.
William DiPuccio, Ph.D.
Bill DiPuccio recently served as an instructor in Physical and Earth Science at Heritage Classical Academy near Akron, Ohio. He has been teaching science since 2002 including a position as science instructor and department head for five years at St. Nicholas Orthodox School, a classical school in Akron, OH. He has designed and taught laboratory courses in biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics for elementary school, middle school, and high school. Bill has also, trained elementary school teachers, and taught numerous summer and weekend science camps.
Bill has a Ph.D. in historical theology and a professional background in meteorology, engineering (ultrasonic and electromagnetic polymer joining processes, automation) and graphic design. His academic interests and publications can be found on his blog, scienceetcetera.blogspot.com.
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