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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Alberta Science Curriculum Topic D: Weather Watch
An X indicates that the chapter provides teacher information and/or student activities to support the teaching of the general or specific learner expectation.
|General Learner Expectations||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Supplement 1|
|5-8 Observe, describe and interpret weather phenomena; and relate weather to the heating and cooling of the Earth’s surface.||X||X||X||X||X|
|5-9 Investigate relationships between weather phenomena and human activity.||X||X||X||X|
|Specific Learner Expectations||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Supplement 1|
|Predict where, within a given indoor or outdoor environment, one is likely to find the warmest and coolest temperatures.|
|Describe patterns of air movement, in indoor and outdoor environments, that result when one area is warm and another area is cool.||X|
|Describe and demonstrate methods for measuring wind speed and for finding wind direction.||X||X||X|
|Describe evidence that air contains moisture and that dew and other forms of precipitation come from moisture in the air.||X|
|Describe and measure different forms of precipitation, in particular, rain, hail, sleet, snow.||X||X||X|
|Measure at least four different kinds of weather phenomena. Either student-constructed or standard instruments may be used.||X||X||X|
|Record weather over a period of time.||X||X|
|Identify some common types of clouds, and relate them to weather patterns.||X||X||X|
|Describe the effects of the Sun’s energy on daily and seasonal changes in temperature-- 24-hour and yearly cycles of change.||X||X|
|Recognize that weather systems are generated because different surfaces on the face of Earth retain and release heat at different rates.||X|
|Understand that climate refers to long term weather trends in a particular region and that climate varies throughout the world.||X|
|Recognize that human actions can affect climate, and identify human actions that have been linked to the greenhouse effect.||X|
|Appreciate how important it is to be able to forecast weather and to have suitable clothing or shelter to endure various types of weather.||X||X|
|Test fabrics and clothing designs to choose those with characteristics that most effectively meet the challenges of particular weather conditions; e.g., water resistance, wind resistance, protection from cold.|
This curriculum correlation was conducted by Curriculum Services Canada CSC, the Pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs.
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