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Stormy Skies

Weather & Climate

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

NGSS Standards covered: 3-5-ETS1-1 , 3-5-ETS1-2 , 3-ESS3-1 , 3-ESS2-2 , 3-5-ETS1-3 , 3-ESS2-1
This unit develops the idea that by paying careful attention to clouds, wind, and other weather clues around us, we can predict the daily weather and make sense of why places on earth look and feel the way they do. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Water Cycle, Phases of Matter

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Gas Trap (30 min)
Extras (2.8 hrs)

Mystery 2: Local Weather Patterns, Weather Prediction

Exploration (30 min)
Activity: Storm Spotter's Guide (30 min)
Extras (3.3 hrs)

Mystery 3: Climate, Geography, & Global Weather Patterns

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Climate Decoder (30 min)
Extras (2.8 hrs)

Mystery 4: Natural Hazards & Engineering

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Design a Windproof House (35 min)
Extras (1.5 hrs)