Grade: 3 - Earth and Space Science 1

3.ESS.1
Obtain and combine information to determine seasonal weather patterns across the different regions of the United States.

I Can Statements Academic Vocabulary
I can obtain information to determine seasonal weather patterns across different regions in the United States.

I can combine information to determine seasonal weather patterns across the different regions of the United States.

Weather patterns
Regions

Cross Cutting Concepts
Patterns
*Patterns of change can be used to make predictions.

Systems and System Models
*A system can be described in terms of its components and their interactions.

Science and Engineering Process Standards
SEPS 5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

SEPS 8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Looking Back Looking Ahead
Record detailed weather observations, including cloud cover, cloud type, and type of precipitation on a daily basis over a period of weeks and coorelate observations to the time of year. Chart and graph collected data. (2.ESS.1)

Investigate the local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. (K.ESS.3)

Research global temperatures over the past century. Compare and contrast data in relation to the theory of climate change. (8.ESS.1)