Non-Fiction Science Readers Weather Bundle includes the following passages:
1. Weather and Climate
Key vocabulary: weather, climate, meteorologist, atmosphere, thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, wind vane, anemometer, Polar Climate Zone, Tropical Climate Zone, Temperate Climate Zone
Key vocabulary: clouds, cumulus clouds, stratus clouds, fog, cirrus clouds, cumulonimbus clouds
3. Weather Maps
Key vocabulary: Weather maps, air pressure, high pressure, low pressure, cold fronts, warm fronts, occluded fronts, stationary fronts
Key vocabulary: wind, land breeze, sea breeze, mountain breeze, valley breeze, global winds, trade winds, prevailing westerlies, polar easterlies
5. Air and Ocean Currents
Key vocabulary: Air current, Jet Stream, ocean currents, Gulf Stream
Key vocabulary: Hurricanes, Tropical depression, tropical storm
7. Water Cycle
Key Vocabulary: Water cycle, evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, run-off, solar energy
Students read passages and follow up with various vocabulary and assessment strategies.
These passages are great for partner work, stations, as well as, whole group instruction. Students can paste the passages into their Interactive Science Notebooks after reading in order to reference throughout the year.