• Our current unit of study is WEATHER.

    Focus Standards

    SC.5.E.7.1: (DOK 3) – Create a model to explain the parts of the water cycle. Water can be a gas, a liquid, or a solid and can go back and forth from one state to another.

    SC.5.E.7.2: (DOK 2) – Recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth's water reservoirs via evaporation and precipitation processes.

    SC.5.E.7.3: (DOK 2) – Recognize how air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation determine the weather in a particular place and time.

    SC.5.E.7.4: (DOK 3) – Distinguish among the various forms of precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, and hail), making connections to the weather in a particular place and time.

    SC.5.E.7.5: (DOK 2) – Recognize that some of the weather-related differences, such as temperature and humidity, are found among different environments, such as swamps, deserts, and mountains.

    SC.5.E.7.6: (DOK 3) – Describe characteristics (temperature and precipitation) of different climate zones as they relate to latitude, elevation, and proximity to bodies of water.

    SC.5.E.7.7: (DOK 2) – Design a family preparedness plan for natural disasters and identify the reasons for having such a plan.


    Vocab :weather, humidity, water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, condensation, climate zone, polar zone, temperate zone, tropical zone, snow, sleet, hail, air pressure, water vapor