Course Description

Meteorology is a fascinating subject. Because of its very nature, it is never constant or boring. Studies and observations of weather and climate and its impact on humans and the environment offer everything from gorgeous sunsets to terrifying hurricanes and tornadoes.
 
The study of land, atmospheric pressure, cloud formation and storms offers students of meteorology a never-ending and fascinating look into the forces of nature and our surrounding environment. From how rainbows form to the impact of pollution on the environment, this basic meteorology course explores such topics as: how geography affects weather, cloud formation, wind forces, weather forecasting methods, and global weather patterns (such as El Niño).
 
From weather forecasting to water conservation, we'll introduce you to the vagaries of weather watching and prediction. We'll study the effects of pressure fronts that create hurricanes, tornadoes, and cyclones. We'll offer students clues on how to watch the sky for signs of change, as well as provide a greater understanding of the development and formation of some of the most awesome powers on earth.

While many of us watch the local television station for news, our decisions of what to wear, when to plant seeds, or when to travel is often affected by unexpected changes in weather. From ancient times to the present, mankind's efforts to predict and forecast weather patterns have displayed mixed results. This course offers students a look at the history of meteorology as well as the impact humanity has on our own local climate and weather.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define climate.
  • Summarize cloud types and cloud formations.
  • Describe and identify the different wind types.
  • Describe pressure.
  • Summarize how weather forecasting works.
  • Describe various storm weather patterns.
  • Summarize global weather patterns.
  • Summarize conservation and weather issues.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 15 points
Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to Meteorology 90 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 2 Exam: Climate 100 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam: All About Clouds 100 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 30 points
Lesson 4 Exam: Blowing in the Wind 100 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 5 Exam: Under Pressure 100 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam: Weather Forecasting 50 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam: Stormy Weather 90 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 30 points
Lesson 8 Exam: Global Weather Patterns 100 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 9 Exam: Water and Weather 100 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam: Conservation and Weather Issues 100 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 11 Exam: Weather Effects 100 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 12 Exam: Careers in Meteorology 100 points
The Final Exam 590 points
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