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Clouds, Wind, and Storms
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Clouds, Wind, and Storms

Everywhere on Earth, all the time, some type of weather is occurring. This unit helps students understand what causes different types of weather. It addresses how air masses mix to create clouds, wind, and precipitation, as well as the conditions that produce severe weather. This unit provides opportunities for students to learn more about natural weather phenomena they observe in their own lives. We often select activities, clothing, and a place to live based upon weather. Understanding the weather can also prepare us to take precautions that will keep us safe in the event of severe weather.

Process Activities


Comparing Evaporation Rates

Making a Cloud

Soda Bottle Waterspout Model

FOCUS Books

Supporting Materials

Show Me Only
Activities
Additional Reading
Comprehension Support
Vocabulary

Science Videos

From Space to You
Hearing Hurricanes
Jet Stream Shifting
Rainy Days and Weekdays
Water, Water, Everywhere!

Career Files

Storm Chaser; NASA Weather Officer; Fire Spotter

Quick Reads

Listen to Weather Warnings
low
Listen to Weather Warnings
mid
Listen to Weather Warnings
high
The Jet Stream
low
The Jet Stream
mid
The Jet Stream
high
Weather Records
low
Weather Records
mid
Weather Records
high
Weather Sayings
low
Weather Sayings
mid
Weather Sayings
high

Graphic Organizers

Main Idea and Details
Word Smart

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Science Diagrams

Air Pressure and Altitude
Annual Precipitation Map
Cloud Types
Earth's Major Climate Zones
Types of Precipitation
Water Moves on Earth

Game Packs

Complete Clouds, Wind, and Storms Game Pack
Image Cards
Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Clouds, Wind, and Storms

Word Work

Crossword; Matching; Fill in the Blank

Book Assembly