This 32 page document has two parts; a 16 page booklet for students and a 16 page answer key for teachers. It is specifically aligned with the new Essential Standards for the science curriculum. It's main use is for fifth grade classrooms, but can be adapted since the blocks allow for students and teachers to go in-depth as much or as little as they would like.
The purpose of this booklet is to allow students and teachers to take notes in a structured and organized way. Students could take notes from a textbook, research, or teacher directed notes using the provided answer key. It is a great resource for students to use as a study guide for test and quizzes as well as state tests at the end of the year.
Page two lists overarching questions that come from the fifth grade essential standards for weather. The following pages cover (1) wind speed and direction, (2) precipitation and temperature, (3) air pressure with high and low pressure systems, (4) weather instruments, (5) predicting with clouds (including cirrus, stratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus and fog), (6) predicting with fronts (including cold, warm and stationary), (7) location and weather (focusing on seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and weather near the ocean with sea and land breezes), (8) global weather patterns (jet stream, Gulf Stream and global winds), (9) El Nino and La Nina, (10) hurricanes and (11) key content vocabulary terms.
Please be on the look out for other student booklets that will cover the other fifth grade science Essential Standards.