This product contains over 100 slides that cover the basic weather, water cycle, and climate standards for elementary school students. The content is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards but will work with any similar science standards across the world.
All information is researched-based and is my understanding and interpretation of the content.
Next Generation Standards Addressed:
NGS3-ESS2. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
NGS3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
NGS3-ESS3-1. Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
Complimentary Georgia and Virginia Standards
GAS4E3. Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
a. Demonstrate how water changes states from solid to liquid to gas and changes from gas to liquid to solid.
b. Identify the temperatures at which water becomes a solid and at which water becomes a gas.
c. Investigate how clouds are formed.
d. Explain the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
e. Investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions.
GAS4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
a. Identify weather instruments and explain how each is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts
b. Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.
c. Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.
d. Differentiate between weather and climate.
VIRG ES.13 The student will investigate and understand that energy transfer between the sun and the Earth and its atmosphere drives weather and climate on Earth. Key concepts include
a) observation and collection of weather data;
b) prediction of weather patterns;
c) severe weather occurrences, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and major storms; and
d) weather phenomena and the factors that affect climate including radiation and convection.