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Earth Science 0302

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
imaging).
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.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test             Curriculum Map

Learning Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
ES Core Tracker
Atmospheric Station Lab X
Reporting Weather X X
Weather Watchers X
Decoding Text X
Live Wind Maps X
Station Model Lab X
KSL Weather Project X