Standard III-Objective 2 - Elements of Weather
Standard 3: Students will understand the atmospheric processes that support life
and cause weather and climate.
Objective 2: Describe elements of weather and the factors that cause them to vary from day to day
I Can Statements
a. I can identify the elements of weather and the instruments used to measure them (e.g.,
temperature—thermometer; precipitation—rain gauge or Doppler radar; humidity—
hygrometer; air pressure—barometer; wind—anemometer; cloud coverage—satellite
b. I can describe conditions that give rise to severe weather phenomena (e.g., thunderstorms,
tornados, hurricanes, El Niño/La Niña).
c. I can explain a difference between a low pressure system and a high pressure system,
including the weather associated with them.
d. I can diagram and describe cold, warm, occluded, and stationary boundaries (weather
fronts) between air masses.
e. I can design and conduct a weather investigation, use an appropriate display of the data, and
interpret the observations and data.
|Learning Activity||Technology||Application Lab||Inquiry Lab||Discussion||Audio-Visual||Reading/ Writing||Students Teach||Demonstration|
|ES Core Tracker|
|Atmospheric Station Lab||X|
|Live Wind Maps||X|
|Station Model Lab||X|
|KSL Weather Project||X|