Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure

Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
Weather Unit 2 - Winds and Air Pressure
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Note: This unit is part 2 of 3 units included in the Complete Weather Unit Bundle. Be sure to check out the complete bundle and save $$!

This product is the second in my 3-part unit on weather. In this unit, students will learn about the winds and air pressure (which will help them read and understand many weather events and weather maps). Students will learn about wind measurement tools, high and low pressure systems, sea and land breezes, and jet streams.

This complete unit comes with labs, demos, station activities, videos, student interactive notebook booklets, short reading passages with questions, card sort, diagrams, and a unit quiz to check for understanding.

Teacher answer keys, videos, images, and detailed directions for set-up and implementation are included.

Everything needed for this unit is included, except for the following materials that you must provide. Many of these items can be found around your house or in a basic science storeroom. If not, I find it extremely helpful to send out a request for materials with my students and their families. They are typically very willing to look around the house for these supplies.

☂empty water bottle(s) or small Gatorade bottle(s)
☂nail to poke a hole in the bottle
☂computer/tablet for displaying videos and animation (optional) & headphones (optional)
☂Ziploc baggies for holding cards for card sort
☂colored pencils
☂small block(s) of wood
☂wood screw(s)
☂plate or pie pan
☂glass or Erlenmeyer flask
☂food coloring
☂empty, un-crushed soda cans
☂heat-resistant tongs
☂ice water
☂heat-proof gloves (optional)
☂hot plate(s)
☂graduated cylinder(s)

The order of activities are:
❆Why Does Air Move? (mini lab or demo and interactive science notebook [ISN] booklet)
STATIONS OR WHOLE CLASS ACTIVITIES (Editable Station Signs are included):
❆Wind Measurement Tools (ISN sorting activity, including wind vane, wind sock, and anemometer)
❆"Movement of Air in Earth's Atmosphere (ISN booklet reading passage and questions)
❆What Creates Areas of High and Low Pressure (short reading passage and coloring activity looking at how warm air is more moist and less dense (low pressure)/cold air is less moist and more dense (high pressure))
❆High and Low Pressure Card Sort
❆Video on wind
❆Sea and Land Breezes booklet, diagrams, and animation (ISN booklet with Venn diagram, diagrams to label and color)
❆Remembering High and Low Pressure (mini-lab with short reading passage and fill-in-the-blank with word bank) with ISN flippables (this mini-lab provides students with a memorable activity that will help them recall the difference between high and low pressure areas and how they are created)
❆Jet Stream (ISN booklet with short passage and questions)
❆Air Pressure Candle Activity (lab station, class lab, or class demo)
❆Can Crusher (lab station, class lab, or class demo)
❆Quiz to check for understanding

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Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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