Grade 5 : Standard 8 - The Atmosphere
Conceptual Strand 8
The earth is surrounded by an active atmosphere and an energy system that controls the distribution life, local weather, climate, and global temperature.
Guiding Question 8
How do the physical characteristics and the chemical makeup of the atmosphere influence surface processes and life on Earth?
Grade Level Expectations
|Checks for Understanding||State Performance Indicators|
GLE 0507.8.1 Analyze and predict how major landforms and bodies of water affect atmospheric conditions.
0507.8.1 Compare the climates of coastal and inland areas at similar latitudes to demonstrate the ocean’s impact on weather and climate.
0507.8.2 Use land maps to demonstrate how mountain ranges affect weather and climate.
0507.8.3 Use weather maps of the United States to graph temperature and precipitation for inland and coastal regions.
0507.8.4 Use local environmental information to analyze how weather and climate are affected by landforms and bodies of water.
SPI 0507.8.1 Describe the effects of the oceans on weather and climate.
SPI 0507.8.2 Explain how mountains affect weather and climate.
Coastal and Landlocked Climates 0507.8.1 & 0507.8.3
Latitude-Longitude Finder http://www.satsig.net/maps/lat-long-finder.htm
Land and Sea Breezes
Land and Sea Breezes Interactive http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/sea_and_land_breeze.swf
Land Breeze and Sea Breeze Animation http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1903/es1903page01.cfm
Source of Information
Atmospheric Pressure http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0081-atmospheric-pressure.php
*Colored Convection with Wendy Wind* http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/kids/activities.php
United Streaming - Weather Smart: Heat, Wind, and Pressure - 15 minutes - http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=B2B07925-15A4-4728-875D-B4369021CC65&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Circulation of Water and Wind (Currents)
Information from PowerPoint
Change the Climate.
The Big Island's climate is well-established. But a new Hawaiian island is growing—the undersea volcano Lo'ihi. When it rises above sea level in about 10,000 years, it will become the newest Hawaiian island. What will its climate be like? Experiment and see! http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/earthsystems/climate/climate5.html
NOAA's National Ocean Service http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/welcome.html
For Teachers: Wind http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/weather/teachers/teachers_wind.html
Rain Shadows and Sea Breezes (Activities on Sea Breezes and Land Breezes) http://pulse.pharmacy.arizona.edu/9th_grade/from_global/earth_science/rain_shadow.html
CLIMATE CONTROL - Student Resource Sheet http://teachers.bcps.org/teachers_sec/kmccunney/files/DD8052AD8A4C48708070040AB774E391.doc
Weather Basics http://www.atmosphere.mpg.de/enid/3si.html