K-5 GeoSource: Weather

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Link to Resource: https://www.americangeosciences.org/education/k5geosource/content/weather
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Summary:"Even the youngest learners are aware of weather. It's easy to understand why they are interested in this topic. Weather directly affects their plans for the day. It determines how they dress, and what gear-boots, mittens, umbrellas, sunscreen, etc.-to pack for an event. Rarely does weather stay the same for long--wherever one lives. Weather is a constantly changing set of phenomena and easily observable. That's why weather also provides an excellent topic for scientific study. Even though meteorology includes some complex science, it is a wonderful example of how scientists make predictions based on measurements and observations. In this activity, students are introduced to the concept of """"""""air."""""""" What is it? If it's invisible, how do we know it's there? Does air provide a force against objects? And How do we know air is """"""""something?"""""""" Students discuss these ideas while working with air (by going outside on a windy day or using a fan)."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-PS1-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
Subjects: elementary school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; meteorology; severe weather; weather; weather hazards
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