What’s New: Meteorology Honors
Weather can seem unpredictable, but with historic data and powerful technology, professionals are able to provide daily forecasts and severe weather updates to people around the world within minutes. These updates may come in handy when scheduling your next beach day or picnic, but they are also crucial for professionals in industries like transportation, construction, and agriculture when making decisions about future and daily operations.
Now high school students can learn about Earth’s climate and weather in Meteorology Honors, one of the newest online science courses offered by Florida Virtual School (FLVS).
Discover Earth’s Weather Systems
Developed in partnership with WeatherSTEM, Meteorology Honors challenges students in grades 9-12 to understand the complex physical and chemical processes that affect weather. In this course, students study Earth’s climate with real-world data and applications, analyze forecasts, and explore severe weather occurrences. Students will be able to recognize weather conditions using radar and satellite technologies and develop the skills needed to track movement and predict future events.
Changes in Weather and Climate
Throughout the course, students will gain a historic perspective of climate change over time by examining periods in Earth’s history, such as the Little Ice Age and Ice Age, to learn how weather and climate have impacted the Earth over thousands of years. Students will also study meteorological topics such as water cycles, carbon cycles, and Milankovitch cycles, to learn the long-term impact of weather and climate changes on oceans, agriculture, and more.
After completing this course, students will have gained a fundamental understanding of Earth’s processes, in addition to analytical, forecasting, and reporting skills used by meteorology professionals today.