This 18 page document has three mini assessments that cover the weather curriculum for Essential Standards. Each assessment is two pages, then there is an answer key and test item analysis sheet. All assessments have 16 to 18 questions. The questions range from matching definitions to the correct term, filling in charts, multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions.
These assessments are specifically aligned with the Essential Standards curriculum and corresponds with the Weather Student Note Taking Booklet for Essential Standards (found on Teachers Pay Teachers). A comprehensive assessment will be available as well. The mini assessments are available for individual purchase.
The first mini assessment covers clouds, fronts and location. This includes (a) cumulonimbus, cirrus, cumulus and stratus clouds, (b) cold, warm and stationary fronts, (c) land and sea breezes, and (d) location in terms of Northern and Southern hemisphere.
The second mini assessment covers conditions, pressure systems and instruments. This includes (a) air mass, (b) high pressure and low pressure systems, (c) climate vs weather, (d) continental, maritime, polar, and tropical winds, and (e) anemometer, barometer, rain gauge, and wind vane.
The third mini assessment covers global patterns, water currents and hurricanes. This includes (a) global winds, prevailing westerlies and jet stream, (b) Gulf Stream, (c) El Nino and La Nina, (d) hurricanes, and (e) how weather far away affects local weather.
Please be on the look out for additional assessments that will cover the other fifth grade science Essential Standards standards.