Summer Weather is an introductory unit for lower elementary grade levels studying seasonal patterns. This resource includes 5 days worth of lessons. Throughout the unit, the lessons address the prior knowledge needed to obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data. Summer Weather includes an additional resource for observing and evaluating weather data.
Summer Weather is aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence:
S1E1 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
a. Represent data in tables and/or graphs to identify and describe different types of weather and the characteristics of each type.
b. Ask questions to identify forms of precipitation such as rain, snow, sleet, and hailstones as either solid (ice) or liquid (water).
c. Plan and carry out investigations on current weather conditions by observing, measuring with simple weather instruments (thermometer, wind vane, rain gauge), and recording weather data (temperature, precipitation, sky conditions, and weather events) in a periodic journal, on a calendar, and graphically.
d. Analyze data to identify seasonal patterns of change. (Clarification Statement: Examples could include temperature, rainfall/snowfall, and changes to the environment.)
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Materials NOT included:
-Materials for making s'mores
-Materials for Ice Cream Craft
-Materials for Inquiry Lesson: Heat
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