This unit covers the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for:
Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems:
2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather. Key
a) temperature, wind, precipitation, drought, flood, and storms; and
b) the uses and importance of measuring and recording weather data.
4.6 The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted. Key concepts include
a) weather measurements and meteorological tools (air pressure-barometer, wind speed anemometer, rainfall-rain gauge, and temperature-thermometer); and
b) weather phenomena (fronts, clouds, and storms).
2 other units in my store like this one in my store are.
EARTH’S RESOURCES, DISASTERS, AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
MAKING THE 3 STATES REALLY MATTER
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I just added some more pages to this unit so my page numbers don't match the list below. I tried to move the pages to be near things they are related to. Just added a trivia test, cootie catchers, and a cloud notebook sheet.
Page 2 Interactive Notes: Types of Storms
Page 3 Interactive Notes: Types of Precipitation
Page 4 Interactive Notes: Weather Instruments
Page 5 Interactive Notes: This instrument Measures
Page 6 Weather Instruments – Definitions
Page 7-8 Thermometers – Boiling point/Melting Point
Page 9 - 10 Experiment: Can I make a model of a tornado?
Page 11 Notebook sheet: Can I make a model of a tornado?
Page 12 Ticket Out the Door
Page 13 - 14 Experiment 2: Tornado in a Jar and Ticket Out the Door
Page 15 - 17 How Does an Anemometer Work?, Experiment Checklist
Page 18 Experiment: Can Temperature Move Water
Page 19 Experiment: Can I Put Lightning in My Mouth?
Page 20 Experiment: Will it Sink or Float?
Page 21, 22 Definitions of Study
Page 23-25 Posters: Precipitation, Weather Fronts, Clouds
Page 26 Notes: Geostationary Satellite
Page 27 Poster: Warm Front/Cold Front
Page 28 Notebook sheet: Warm Front/Cold Front
Page 29-32 Primary Source Weather Pictures – turn and talk about it – then write
Page 33 Homework: Weather forecast sheet
Page 34 Adjectives of Weather words
Page 35 Internet: Trip Forecast – Pack a suitcase
Page 36 Literature Connection: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Venn Diagram
Page 37,38 Venn Diagrams (compare Tornado/Hurricane & Flood/Drought)
Page 39 Brainstorm: How disasters Affect Wildlife (Flood, Drought, Fires)
Page 40-42 Reading Thermometers (Celsius, Fahrenheit)
Page 43 Compound Weather Words
Page 44-51 8 Teacher Demonstrations: Thunderstorms, Lightning and Thunder, Lightning, Making Rain, Silly Marshmallow Under Pressure, Model of Snow, A Collapsing Can, Making a Vacuum
Page 52 - 53 Experiment: Can I make Wind? And Snake Template
Page 54 Experiment: Can I make a Wind Vane?
Page 55 Make a Pinwheel
Page 56 Sea Breeze/Land Breeze
Page 57 Water Cycle
Page 58 Air Pressure
Page 59 Water Cycle Fill in
Page 60 10 Things to Put in An Emergency Box for a Disaster
Page 61 Be a Meteorologist: 10 tips about lightning
Page 62 I Spy: Watch the News
Page 63 Good Websites
new - Page 64-69 - matching cards for study, Interactive notes for clouds, disasters, and instruments
Plus just added: Just added a trivia test, cootie catchers, and a cloud notebook sheet.
and just added pages 75-76 - lab on hot air/cool air