This is a detailed lesson in PowerPoint form to use when teaching your students about weather and climate.
The lesson touches on weather, tools to measure weather, climate, climate zones, clouds, different forms of precipitation, weather characteristics of different environments, and more.
The PowerPoint can be broken into three different lessons, or even used as small group centers.
It includes information on the topic, visuals, videos, and exit ticket questions for each section. There is a link to an online quiz at the end of the entire PowerPoint covering all topics.
It aligns with Florida 5th grade Science benchmarks:
SC.5.E.7.3 Recognize how air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation determine the weather in a particular place and time.
SC.5.E.7.5 Recognize that some of the weather-related differences, such as temperature and humidity, are found among different environments, such as swamps, deserts, and mountains.
SC.5.E.7.6 Describe characteristics (temperature and precipitation) of different climate zones as they relate to latitude, elevation, and proximity to bodies of water.
And it focuses on the following essential questions:
How are weather tools used to describe weather conditions?
How do clouds and precipitation form?
How do the characteristics of different geographical areas affect climate?