This is a preview to the first of the Science of Weather digital extensions, a digital version of the original Science of Weather
curriculum, also available in print. While the original paper version was published as one single volume of worksheets, and separate teaching notes in 5 volumes, these new series contain both the worksheets and the teaching notes, and are broken down by themes, to accommodate teachers who might not be interested in a full blown, year-long, weather and climate curriculum. (If, however, you are only interested in the worksheets, consider downloading the student workbook.)
This document is a preview to WX1 Air and Atmosphere, which contains a series of experiments about the properties of air (air takes up space, air has mass, etc.), the composition of the atmosphere, properties of carbon dioxide, the recent increase in CO2 concentration, as well as some math applications and reading assignments. The first activities can be adapted for grades 2 to 5. Otherwise, most of the series will work for grades 6 to 12, apart from the last assignment, which is written in the format of the SAT and is more appropriate in high school. I also use these worksheets as starting points and activities in professional development workshops. This particular series is a good complement/supplement to existing weather, climate, and environmental science modules, such as FOSS Air and Weather, FOSS Properties of Matter, FOSS Weather and Water, STC Weather, STC Catastrophic Events (Understanding Weather and Climate), and It's About Time EarthComm.
All the activities are aligned with the national standards, as made explicit at the end of each activity in these Teaching Notes.
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