Friday, December 4, 2015

5th Grade-Week 6 Weather Forecasting

6th Lab Week

Concept: Forecasting Weather

Objective: Students will learn what influences weather and how to read the symbols of a weather map.

Weather Review & Quiz Next Week 

weather map
air mass
cold front
warm front

Questions of the Week:
•What is an air mass?
•What is a front?
•What kind of weather happens at a cold front?
•What kind of weather happens at a warm front?
•Why are the highest and lowest temperatures NEVER close to the ocean?
•What influence does the Pacific Ocean have on the weather of Los Angeles?

Bonus Question:
How is most of the fresh water used in California? Video of the Week: Weather 

Class Reading: FOSS Science Resources Read pages 236-250. Wonders CA Content Reader Read pgs 72-73.

What kind of weather happens at a warm front?
What kind of weather happens at a cold front?
Where is the wind blowing?

How does the Pacific Ocean effect the weather in Southern California?
Where are the highest and lowest temperatures located?

CA State Science Standards
4a. Students know the influence that the ocean has on the weather and the role that the water cycle plays in weather patterns.
4c. Students know how to use weather maps and data to predict local weather and know that weather forecasts depend on many variables.
4d. Students know that the Earth’s atmosphere exerts a pressure that decreases with distance above Earth’s surface and that at any point it exerts this pressure equally in all directions.

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