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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Prince Edward Island Science Curriculum – Grade 5 Earth and Space Science: Weather

An X indicates that the chapter provides teacher information and/or student activities to support the teaching of the specific curriculum outcome.

Specific Curriculum Outcome - Measuring and Describing Weather
 Chapter
Measuring and Describing Weather1234567Supplement 1
identify and use weather-related folklore to predict weather (105-2)      X 
identify and/or construct, and use instruments for measuring weather information (204-8, 205-4, 205-10)XXX   X 
use appropriate terminology in naming weather instruments and collecting weather data (104-7)XXX   X 
record observations using measuring instruments in order to describe weather in terms of temperature, wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, and cloud cover (205-7, 300-13)XXX   X 
classify clouds as stratus, cumulus, cirrus, or “other”, compare results with others, and recognize that results may vary (104-4, 206-1)X X   X 
use a variety of sources to gather information to describe the key features of a variety of weather systems (205-8, 302-11)XXXX  X 
estimate weather measurements for various times of the day, week, or for weather systems (205-6)        
identify weather-related technological innovations and products that have been developed by various cultures in response to weather conditions (107-14)    X   
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Sun’s Energy Reaching the Earth
 Chapter
Sun’s Energy Reaching the Earth1234567Supplement 1
relate the transfer of energy from the sun to weather conditions (303-21)XX      
identify and use appropriate tools, measuring instruments and materials to measure the temperature of soil and water after exposing them to light and draw conclusions (204-8, 205-4, 206-5)        
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Properties of Air
 Chapter
Properties of Air1234567Supplement 1
describe situations demonstrating that air takes up space, has mass, and expands when heated (300-14) X      
draw a conclusion, based on evidence gathered through research and observation, about the patterns of air and/or water flow that result when two air or water masses of different temperature meet (206-5) X      
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Movement of Air and Water
 Chapter
Movement of Air and Water1234567Supplement 1
identify patterns in indoor and outdoor air movement (302-10) X      
relate the constant circulation of water on Earth to the processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation (301-13) XX     
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Predicting the Weather
 Chapter
Predicting the Weather1234567Supplement 1
compile and display weather data collected over a period of time in table and/or graph format, and identify and suggest explanations for patterns or discrepancies in the data (206-2, 206-3)X     X 
ask different people in the community and region for advice on how to predict weather, and compare the tools and techniques they use to make predictions (107-2, 107-10, 207-4)      X 
provide examples of ways that weather forecasts are used by various people in their community (107-5)   X    
describe and predict patterns of change in local weather conditions (204-3, 301-14)      X 
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Environmental Issues
 Chapter
Environmental Issues1234567Supplement 1
identify examples of weather phenomena that are currently being studied (105-1)   XXXXX
identify positive and negative effects of technologies that affect weather and the environment (108-1)   XXX X
describe how studies of the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming and the increase in acid rain have led to new inventions and stricter regulations on emissions from cars, factories, and other polluting technologies (106-4)        

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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