Science Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Weather, Weather patterns and climate

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1
SC-05-2.3. The Earth and the Universe: Development of conceptual understandings about processes that shape the Earth begin at the elementary level with understanding what Earth materials are and that change occurs. At the heart of elementary students' initial understanding of the Earth's place in the universe is direct observation of the earth-sun-moon system. Students can derive important conceptual understandings about the system as they describe interactions resulting in shadows, moon phases and day and night. The use of models and observance of patterns to explain common phenomena is essential to building a conceptual foundation and supporting ideas with evidence at all levels.
SC-05-2.3.4. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze global patterns of atmospheric movement; explain the basic relationships of patterns of atmospheric movement to local weather.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-5-EU. Big Idea: Grade: The Earth and the Universe (Earth/Space Science) - The Earth system is in a constant state of change. These changes affect life on earth in many ways. Development of conceptual understandings about processes that shape the Earth begin at the elementary level with understanding what Earth materials are and that change occurs. At the heart of elementary students' initial understanding of the Earth's place in the universe is direct observation of the Earth-sun-moon system. Students can derive important conceptual understandings about the system as they describe interactions resulting in shadows, moon phases, and day and night. The use of models and observance of patterns to explain common phenomena is essential to building a conceptual foundation and supporting ideas with evidence at all levels. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.5)
SC-5-EU-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will compare weather and climate and the describe factors that influence each
SC-5-EU-S-5. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe the makeup of the Earth's atmosphere and analyze atmospheric data to explain real life phenomena (e.g., pressurized cabins in airplanes, mountain-climber's need for oxygen)
SC-5-EU-U-4. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that air is free to move from place to place all across the planet and this movement causes global weather patterns. Observing air movements helps scientists explain both global and local weather patterns.