This is a study guide that I made to help my students prepare for the unit test. It aligns to the following GPS standards in 1st grade:
S1E1. Students will observe, measure, and communicate weather data to see patterns in
weather and climate.
a. Identify different types of weather and the characteristics of each type.
b. Investigate weather by observing, measuring with simple weather instruments
(thermometer, wind vane, rain gauge), and recording weather data (temperature,
precipitation, sky conditions, and weather events) in a periodic journal or on a
c. Correlate weather data (temperature, precipitation, sky conditions, and weather
events) to seasonal changes.
S1E2. Students will observe and record changes in water as it relates to weather.
a. Recognize changes in water when it freezes (ice) and when it melts (water).
b. Identify forms of precipitation such as rain, snow, sleet, and hailstones as either solid
(ice) or liquid (water).
c. Determine that the weight of water before freezing, after freezing, and after melting
stays the same.
d. Determine that water in an open container disappears into the air over time, but water
in a closed container does not