SC.5.E.7.5

Recognize that some of the weather-related differences, such as temperature and humidity, are found among different environments, such as swamps, deserts, and mountains.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 5
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Big Idea: Earth Systems and Patterns - Humans continue to explore the interactions among water, air, and land. Air and water are in constant motion that results in changing conditions that can be observed over time.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020060: Science - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
7720060: Access Science Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.5.E.7.Pa.3: Recognize the weather conditions including hot/cold and raining/not raining during the day.
SC.5.E.7.In.5: Recognize weather-related differences in environments, such as swamps and deserts.
SC.5.E.7.Su.5: Match specific weather conditions with different locations.

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Lesson Plans

Which Weather Would You Rather?:

During the activity, student’s will organize, analyze, and draw conclusions about the weather in a particular place and time to assist 4cast Engineering and Development to choose a seminar location. Students will use their understanding of how air temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed and direction, and precipitation to determine a location for the seminar. They will also create a blueprint of an object appropriate to the climate which they will submit to be manufactured and sold at the seminar locations. Students will accurately label the length, width, height and angles of the object as to have an accurate blueprint.

Type: Lesson Plan

Forest Ecosystem:

Students are presented with this scenario: A horrible forest fire has come through an ecosystem near you! Students will need to provide a detailed news article explaining the effect that this fire had on the food chain and how local citizens can help to restore the ecosystem. In addition to providing steps to rebuild, they must also convince readers that steps need to be taken in advance to prepare ecosystems for similar disasters.

Type: Lesson Plan

Where's the Weather?:

In this open inquiry lesson, student groups will try to identify an unknown location by incorporating data analysis and environmental weather patterns such as precipitation and temperature. Students will have to determine if the mystery location is a swamp, a desert, or a mountain by reviewing the given weather data. Students will have to justify their reasoning in writing to their peers.

Type: Lesson Plan

Banana Bonanza:

The students have been hired as consultants to analyze data and recommend a new farm location for a fruit company. The students will learn about climate, weather changes, and develop a proposal for the Organic Inc. company.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Traveling With Boolean Logic Part 4: NAND and NOR Gates:

Explore how temperature and humidity affects biomes like the tundra and desert, and learn how computers use NAND and NOR logic gates to make decisions.

This is part 4 of 4 in a series about biomes and logic gates. Click below to open parts 1-3.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Weather-related Differences:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

You should be able to distinguish weather conditions among different climates.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Dew This:

Earth Science Teacher, Dave Rodriguez, shows an activity on how to determine the dew point using easy to locate materials.

 

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Video/Audio/Animation

An Everglades Visit:

In this ZOOM-adapted video clip, guest Tommy takes you into Florida's Everglades, describing the animals, plants, and weather he observes while in swamps and marshy grasslands. Connections between other regions are made, such as bird migration from one ecosystem to another.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Banana Bonanza:

The students have been hired as consultants to analyze data and recommend a new farm location for a fruit company. The students will learn about climate, weather changes, and develop a proposal for the Organic Inc. company.

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Weather-related Differences:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

You should be able to distinguish weather conditions among different climates.

Computer Science Original Student Tutorials

Traveling With Boolean Logic Part 4: NAND and NOR Gates:

Explore how temperature and humidity affects biomes like the tundra and desert, and learn how computers use NAND and NOR logic gates to make decisions.

This is part 4 of 4 in a series about biomes and logic gates. Click below to open parts 1-3.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Traveling With Boolean Logic Part 4: NAND and NOR Gates:

Explore how temperature and humidity affects biomes like the tundra and desert, and learn how computers use NAND and NOR logic gates to make decisions.

This is part 4 of 4 in a series about biomes and logic gates. Click below to open parts 1-3.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Weather-related Differences:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text.

You should be able to distinguish weather conditions among different climates.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Video/Audio/Animation

An Everglades Visit:

In this ZOOM-adapted video clip, guest Tommy takes you into Florida's Everglades, describing the animals, plants, and weather he observes while in swamps and marshy grasslands. Connections between other regions are made, such as bird migration from one ecosystem to another.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

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