Students love learning about the weather and this weather unit will allow students to become fully immersed in the atmosphere around them! EVERYTHING you need to teach a science unit on weather can be found here! This 2 ½ week, 93 page weather unit includes:
+ 8 S.T.E.A.M. Based Science Lessons on Everything Weather: Lessons allow students to investigate high and low pressure, different types of fronts, different types of clouds, severe storms, tools to measure/predict weather, weather maps, and the difference between climate and weather. Every lesson is very hands-on and incorporates lots of critical thinking. Hands-on components include experiments, sorts and foldables, technology based research and activities, demonstrations, and games. All experiments incorporate the scientific method and all lessons are aligned with state standards.
+ 13 Worksheets
+ 2 Sorts & Foldables
+ 2 Close Reading Passages with Comprehension Questions
+ 5 Entry/Exit Tickets
+ 1 Meteorology Project
+ 2 Games
+ 1 Quiz
+ 1 Test
+ 2 Scientific Investigation Books: One book for students to research weather conditions in their city and another city each day. Then, they must compare their findings. The second book, has students observe clouds for several consecutive days to predict weather patterns.
+ 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card.
+ 1 Time Line of Suggested Activities: Provides a time line for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
+ Answer keys included throughout
Terms used throughout unit:
- High Pressure
- Low Pressure
- Warm Front
- Cold Front
- Stationary Front
- Occluded Fronts
- Rain Gauge
- Cirrus Cloud
- Stratus Cloud
- Cumulus Cloud
- Cumulonimbus Cloud
Virginia Science SOL: 4.6
North Carolina Science Standards: 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, & 5.E.1.3
Next Generation Science Standards: 3-ESS-2-1
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