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Young scientists explore Earth elements by conducting an experiment. They define water vocabulary terms such as condensation and precipitation. In addition, they conduct a water experiment in which they build a terrarium, so they can observe a smaller scale water cycle in their class.
Students study terms associated with weather and identify different instruments used to measure atmospheric conditions. In this weather study lesson, students define weather terms in science journals and complete an activity that demonstrates air pressure. Students study various tools used to measure atmospheric conditions. Students complete linked activities to learn about the water cycle, clouds, the heat from the sun, and winds.
Students explore Earth science by completing a could identification activity. In this weather lesson, students discuss the different forms of measurement for the weather of Earth. Students discuss global warming and examine a list of weather measurement tools which use to complete cloud worksheets.
Young scholars articulate differences between climate and weather using examples in a written statement. Using climate data from across the country, they describe climate patterns for various parts of the United States on a map. Students explain how land and water masses might affect temperature and precipitation using the climate data.
Students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. Atmospheric (and precipitation) chemistry determines the rate of weathering for marble tombstones. They are shown data from a rural and an unrban cemetery, and are asked to estimate rates, and then have them speculate as to why the rates are so different.
Learners explore how climatic factors influence the growth of plants. They create an experiment to find how variations in water, light, and temperature affect plant growth and describe how precipitation and geography can affect the growth of plants and animals in a certain region.