Scientific and Engineering Practices
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- The number of sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy, cool, or warm days.
- The relative temperature at various times of the day (e.g., cooler in the morning, warmer during the day, cooler at night).
- The relative number of days of different types of weather conditions in a month.
- The change in the relative temperature over the course of the day.
- Certain months have more days of some kinds of weather than do other months (e.g., some months have more hot days, some have more rainy days).
- The differences in relative temperature over the course of a day (e.g., between early morning and the afternoon, between one day and another) are directly related to the time of day.
Students are able to:
- Observe weather patterns over a period of time.
- Record findings of weather patterns over a period of time.
- Share findings of weather patterns over a period of time.
- Describe patterns in the weather data.
Students understand that:
- Patterns of weather can be observed, used to describe phenomena, and used as evidence.
- Whether events have causes that generate observable patterns.
- Period of Time