What great scientists we have! This week, your child is wrapping up their work for Unit 1: The Water Cycle and Unit 2: Weather. In our first unit, States of Water and the Water Cycle, students have worked to differentiate among the states of water determined by temperature and how they relate to the water cycle and weather. Students have learned how temperature affects how water changes and how the water cycle affects the weather.
In Unit 2, students identify and use weather instruments that are used to help up forecast and predict weather conditions and weather patterns. Students also have learned how we forecast and predict weather to determine our daily activities.
On Friday, your child came home with their first science study guide. The study guide can also be found under the Science tab. The water cycle and weather assessment will be taken this coming Friday, September 18th! More information on the standards of this unit, as well as this week's homework, can be found below. Please remind your child to be studying the science vocabulary, as well, in order to prepare to Friday's assessment.
Standards for The Water Cycle Unit:
S4E3: Students will differentiate between the states of water and how they relate to the water cycle and weather.
S4E3.a - Demonstrate how water changes states from solid (ice) to liquid (water) to gas (water vapor/steam) and changes from gas to liquid to solid.
S4E3.b - Identify the temperatures at which water becomes a solid and at which water becomes a gas.
S4E3.c - Investigate how clouds are formed.
S4E3.d - Explain the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation).
S4E3.e - Investigate different forms of precipitation and sky conditions. (rain, snow, sleet, hail, clouds, and fog).
Standards for the Weather Cycle Unit:
S4E4 - Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
S4E4.a - Identify weather instruments and explain how each is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts (thermometer, rain gauge, barometer, wind vane, anemometer).
S4E4.b - Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.
S4E4.c - Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.
S4E4.d - Differentiate between weather and climate.
Science Homework for the Week:
Monday (9/14): Study for Friday's assessment!
Wednesday (9/16): Study for Friday's assessment!
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Densmore, and Ms. Spaeth