Water Cycle Unit Expectations:
Explain the steps of the water cycle.
List and explain the types of clouds including fog.
Explain conservation of water and propose solutions related to conserving water.
Vocabulary – water table, condensation, evaporation, collection/run – off, ground water, dew, frost.
Classify water as a solid, liquid, and gas as it exists at room temperature and describe the physical properties of it such as volume, shape, and ability to flow.
Using physical properties of water, predict what will happen as heat energy is added or taken away.(i.e. freezes, melts, evaporates, boils)
Recognize the mass of water remains constant as it changes state.
Recognize the sun as the primary source of energy for temperature change on earth.
Be able to give the properties of rivers, lakes, oceans, and glaciers such as fresh or salt water; flowing or stationary; surface or ground water.
Identify the different types of precipitation.
Explain how major bodies of water are important natural resources for human activity.
Weather Unit Expectations:
Discuss the types of weather associated with warm and cold front.
Explain what a tornado and hurricane are and how to prepare for them.
Understand the atmosphere is composed of mixture of gases, water, and minute particles.
Identify and use appropriate tools to collect weather data.
Identify and summarize relationships between weather data collected over a period of time.