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-What are the indicators that interact to produce weather? -How do patterns in local weather create climate? -Why is weather forecasting important locally and globally?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 5
Intermediate - Science - Grade 6 - Unit 5
Weather and Climate
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In this unit students will learn how weather forms as a result of the complex interactions between temperature, humidity, and air pressure.  Through the study and creation of forecasts they will understand how other conditions both in our country and the world at large play a role in weather.  Additionally, students will learn how tools and technology are used to create forecasts and how these forecasts can be used both locally and globally.  Working both independently and with their peers, students will practice real world skills in predicting and interpreting the weather in order to understand its role in their lives and the lives of others.

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06-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.
06-ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
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-I can collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses results in changes in weather conditions.

-I can develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

 


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weather

climate

Air masses

fronts

Cold front

warm front

Occluded front

Stationary front

Coriolis Effect

Clipper systems

altitude

latitude

Doppler radar

geography

atmosphere

rotation

Polar vortex

Ocean currents

Wind currents

temperature

thermometer

barometer

Meteorologist

Weather balloons

anemometer

climatograph

dew point

humidity

precipitation


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