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Science curriculum for K—5th grades.

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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
In this unit, students investigate and make predictions about the weather through careful observation of the clouds and wind. Students also learn to differentiate between weather and climate and use models to reveal global climate patterns. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments
New: for distance learning, assign Google Form versions of lesson and unit assessments. View Google Form assessments

This summative assessment is a combination of short response and fill-in-the-blank questions intended to be administered at the end of this unit. It should take about 25 minutes for a student to complete.

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For your reference, these are all the assessments included at the end of each Mystery from this unit:

Lesson 1: Water Cycle & Phases of Matter

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Lesson 2: Local Weather Patterns & Weather Prediction

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Lesson 3: Climate, Geography, & Global Weather Patterns

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Lesson 4: Natural Hazards & Engineering

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