This Weather & Climate packet includes a POWERPOINT & A FILL-IN-THE-BLANK VERSION of the PowerPoint for when students are absent or if you want them to follow along with you as you teach the unit.
This is a unit about Weather & Climate that can easily be split up into 6-8 segments for students. You literally start on the first slide and work your way through the entire Weather & Climate unit. This PowerPoint follows the complete support document for all of the Weather & Climate South Carolina standards in 4th grade, but the standards overlap in most states! It has clip art, primary documents, color-coded words and phrases to help students remember the information. It also uses application of Thinking Maps throughout the unit. Review activities & videos are throughout the PPT. Review activities include matching, songs, quick writes, review questions, and turn & talk questioning.
It is easy for the students to understand, so you could post it on your webpage for students to look over and study at night.
The Weather & Climate Unit – Grade 4 consists of 2 PowerPoints, along with 2 PDF versions.
*****1. The first PowerPoint is in color with all the information, like a normal unit’s PowerPoint.
*****2. The second PowerPoint is a black-and-white FILL-IN-THE-BLANK PowerPoint that I print out when students are absent. I print 4 slides to a page, and they have to go through the PowerPoint (either in class or at home for homework) to complete the fill-in-the-blanks in order to catch up. This is also a good resource for students who need notes provided as an accommodation based on their 504 or IEP.
*****I also have included a PDF version of both, just in case the fonts are not downloaded on your computer. You can download the fonts if you wish to use the PPT version, or you can use the PDF version if you do NOT have the correct fonts.
The following SC standards that this unit covers are below:
Standard 4.E.2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the water cycle and weather and climate patterns.
4.E.2A. Conceptual Understanding: Earth’s atmosphere is a mixture of gases, including water vapor and oxygen. The movement of water, which is found almost everywhere on Earth including the atmosphere, changes form and cycles between Earth’s surface and the air and back again. This cycling of water is driven by energy from the Sun. The movement of water in the water cycle is a major pattern that influences weather conditions. Clouds form during this cycle and various types of precipitation result.
4.E.2A.1 Obtain and communicate information about some of the gases in the atmosphere (including oxygen, nitrogen, and water vapor) to develop models that exemplify the composition of Earth’s atmosphere where weather takes place.
4.E.2A.2 Develop and use models to explain how water changes as it moves between the atmosphere and Earth’s surface during each phase of the water cycle (including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and runoff).
4.E.2B. Conceptual Understanding: Scientists record patterns in weather conditions across time and place to make predictions about what kind of weather might occur next. Climate describes the range of an area’s typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over long periods of time. Some weather conditions lead to severe weather phenomena that have different effects and safety concerns.
4.E.2B.1 Analyze and interpret data from observations, measurements, and weather maps to describe patterns in local weather conditions (including temperature, precipitation, wind speed/direction, relative humidity, and cloud types) and predict changes in weather over time.
4.E.2B.2 Obtain and communicate information about severe weather phenomena (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes) to explain steps humans can take to reduce the impact of severe weather phenomena.
4.E.2B.3 Construct explanations about regional climate differences using data from the long term weather conditions of the region.
All of the above is in the PowerPoint.
***Please note that this PowerPoint is not meant for one, long lecture. It is meant to be broken down among a two week unit. Also, it is editable, so you can make it your own. Feel free to change, add, or take away anything you choose.***
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