Science - 2019-20
K.9 - Earth and Space Systems: Patterns
The student will investigate and understand that there are patterns in nature. Key patterns include
a) daily weather;
- identify patterns in nature (daily weather) Bloom's Level: Understand
- chart and graph daily weather conditions throughout the year to determine seasonal patterns. Bloom's Level: Understand / Apply
- use and share observations of daily weather conditions to describe patterns over time. Bloom's Level: Understand
b) seasonal changes; and
- identify patterns in nature (seasons, life cycles) Bloom's Level: Understand Bloom's Level: Knowledge
- describe the patterns in weather conditions that may be observed during the different seasons. Bloom's Level: Understand
c) day and night.
- identify patterns in nature (day/night) Bloom's Level: Understand
Patterns exist all around us and can be observed in daily weather, seasons, and day and night.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
- One can make simple predictions in weather patterns.
On a cloudy, warm day, it may rain. On a cloudy day that is very cold, it may
snow. On a clear day there most likely will be no rain or snow.
- As animals and plants grow, they get larger according
to a pattern.
- Natural objects such as leaves, seeds, and cones have
patterns we can see.
What is a pattern?
Where can we find patterns in nature ?
Where can we find patterns in the growth of animals and plants?
Why is change important?
In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will
- observe and identify daily weather conditions — sunny,
rainy, cloudy, snowy, windy, warm, hot, cool, and cold.
- predict daily weather based on basic observable
- chart daily weather conditions.
- identify the pattern of the seasons
- identify and describe the day/night pattern.
- describe how animals and plants change as they grow.
change - to transform
cloudy - overcast; the sky or weather is covered with clouds
cold - of or at a low or relatively low temperature (compared with the human body)
cool- not cold, but a fairly low temperature
cycle- a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order
fall - also known as autumn; season between summer and winter
hot - having a high degree of heat or a high temperature
measure - to determine the amount or degree of something using an instrument or device marked in standard units
observe- to notice using any one of your five senses
pattern - a repeated design
rainy - water falling from clouds
season - four divisions of the year; spring, summer, fall and winter; marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours; resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun.
snowy - covered with snow
spring- season between winter and summer; lasting from March to June; weather becomes warmer and leaves and plants start to grow again
summer- the season between spring and autumn, lasting from June to August; weather is warm/hot
sunny - weather characterized by much sunlight
warm - not hot but not cool
windy - moving air
winter- season characterized by cold temperatures, often son; between December and February