SC.6.E.7.6 Differentiate between weather and climate.
SC.6.E.7.2 Investigate and apply how the cycling of water between the atmosphere and hydrosphere has an effect on weather patterns and climate.
SC.6.E.7.3 Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and ocean currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, air pressure, wind direction and speed, and humidity and precipitation.
SC.6.N.1.1 Define a problem from the sixth grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.6.E.7.7 Investigate how natural disasters have affected human life in Florida.
SC.6.E.7.8 Describe ways human beings protect themselves from hazardous weather and sun exposure.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
Students will: • differentiate between weather and climate
• explain how the cycling of water between the atmosphere and hydrosphere affects weather patterns and climate
• Investigate how the water cycle affects local climate and weather
• explain how global patterns such as the jet stream and ocean currents influence local weather in measurable terms, such as: 1. air temperature and air pressure 2. wind direction and speed 3. humidity and precipitation
• analyze atmospheric conditions and their resulting weather phenomena such as hurricanes, tornadoes, lighting, fronts and precipitation.
• investigate how natural disasters have affected human life in Florida
• describe ways human beings protect themselves from hazardous weather and sun exposure
Advanced: 1. use models, weather maps and other tools to predict weather conditions and differentiate between accuracy of short-range and long-range weather forecasts 2. differentiate the physical factors that affect the formation of severe weather events (e.g. hurricanes, tornados, flash floods, thunderstorms, and drought)