S1E1. Students will observe, measure, and communicate weather data to see patterns in  weather and climate.

Weather is the condition of the outside air each day.

The basic patters of weather include: temperature, wind, precipitation, and sky conditions. Is it cloudy? Raining? Hailing? Clear skies? Partly cloudy?

Temperature is the measure of hot or cold. A thermometer is used to measure temperature.

Wind is air that is moving. A wind vane is used to observe the moving air.

A rain gauge measures precipitation. Water that falls from the sky is called precipitation.

Rain, sleet, snow, and hail are all forms of precipitation.

Watch the video on types of precipitation. Make a tree map describing the four types of precipitation in the video.

Create a weather journal. Watch the weather for one week. Write down your observations of the weather you see each day in your journal. What does the sky look like? What type of precipitation falls? Draw a picture of clouds you see.

After one week do the following:

1. Describe the weather you observed during the week.

2. Make a pictograph of the weather you observed during the week.

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