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Unit 5:

Weather

Rain today and sunshine tomorrow -- what causes the weather we experience day-to-day? How can we use our knowledge of weather in the past to predict weather in the future?
25-29 days

Since the time of their early existence, humans have both reaped the benefits and suffered the consequences of weather. In this unit, students will observe models and analyze data to learn how the interplay between atmospheric variables such as temperature, air pressure, and moisture leads to the typical and sometimes extreme weather events that humans experience. Analyzing weather data to make predictions is a key part of this unit and students’ understanding of how weather patterns can help us predict future weather events.

Essential Questions:

  • Rain today and sunshine tomorrow? What causes the weather we experience day-to-day?
  • How can we use our knowledge of weather in the past to predict weather in the future?
  • How has climate influenced human migration throughout the Earth's history?
     

Unit Outline

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