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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Nova Scotia Science Curriculum Draft – 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
Measuring and Describing Weather1234567Supplement 1
identify and use weather-related folklore to predict weather (105-2)XXXXXXXX
using correct names of weather instruments, construct and use instruments to record temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation (104 7, 204 8, 205 4, 205 10, 205 7, 300 13)XXXXXXXX
identify, classify, and compare clouds (104 4, 206 1)XXXXXXXX
using a variety of sources, gather information to describe the key features of weather systems and identify weather related technological innovations and products that have been developed by cultures in response to weather conditions (107 14, 205 8, 302 11)XXXXXXXX
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Sun’s Energy Reaching the Earth
Sun’s Energy Reaching the Earth1234567Supplement 1
relate the transfer of energy from the sun to weather and discuss the sun's impact on soil and water (206 5, 303 21)XXXXXXXX
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Properties of Air
Properties of Air1234567Supplement 1
describe situations demonstrating that air takes up space, has mass, and expands when heated (300 14)XXXXXXXX
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Movement of Air and Water
Movement of Air and Water1234567Supplement 1
relate the constant circulation of water on Earth to processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation (301 13)XXXXXXXX
Specific Curriculum Outcome - Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues1234567Supplement 1
identify examples of weather phenomena that are currently being studied (105 1)XXXXXXXX
describe how studies of the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and the increase in acid rain have led to new innovations and stricter regulations on emissions from cars, factories, and other polluting technologies (106 4)XXXXXXXX

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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