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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Manitoba Science Curriculum - Grade 5 Weather (Cluster 4)

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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Manitoba Science Curriculum - Grade 5 Weather (Cluster 4)
Specific Learning Outcome NumberSpecific Learning OutcomeChapter
1234567Supplement 1
5-4-01Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of weather.
Include: weather; properties; volume; pressure; air masses; fronts; weather instrument; severe weather; forecast; accuracy; water cycle; climate; terms related to public weather reports, and cloud formations GLO: C6, D5
5-4-02Describe how weather conditions may affect the activities of humans and other animals.
Examples: heavy rainfall may cause roads to wash out; stormy conditions may prevent a space shuttle launching; in excessive heat, cattle may produce less milk GLO: D5
5-4-03Describe properties of air.
Include: has mass/weight and volume; expands to fill a space; expands and rises when heated; contracts and sinks when cooled; exerts pressure; moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
5-4-04Recognize that warm and cold air masses are important components of weather, and describe what happens when these air masses meet along a front.
Include: in a cold front the cold air mass slides under a warm air mass, pushing the warm air upwards; in a warm front the warm moist air slides up over a cold air mass

GLO: D5, E2
5-4-05Use the design process to construct a weather instrument.
Examples: an instrument that measures wind direction, wind speed, rainfall
GLO: C3, D5
5-4-065-4-06 Observe and measure local weather conditions over a period of time, using student-constructed or standard instruments, and record and analyze these data.
GLO: A2, C2,C5, D5
X X   X 
5-4-07Identify and describe components of public weather reports from a variety of sources.
Include: temperature; relative humidity; wind speed and direction; wind chill; barometric pressure; humidex; cloud cover; ultraviolet index; warm and cold fronts; amount, types, and probability of precipitation
GLO: C6, D5
5-4-08Describe the key features of a variety of weather phenomena.
Examples: wind speed and precipitation of blizzards
GLO: D5, E1, E2
5-4-09Provide examples of severe weather forecasts, and describe preparations for ensuring personal safety during severe weather and related natural disasters.
Examples: tornado, thunderstorm, blizzard, extreme wind chill, flood, forest fire
GLO: B3, C1, D5
5-4-105-4-10 Investigate various ways of predicting the weather, and evaluate their usefulness.
Examples: weather-related sayings, traditional knowledge, folk knowledge, observations of the natural environment
GLO: A2, A4, B2, C8
 X    X 
5-4-11Contrast the accuracy of short- and long-term weather forecasts, and discuss possible reasons for the discrepancies.
Include: long-term forecasts may not be accurate as weather is a complex natural phenomenon that science is not yet able to predict accurately
GLO: A1, C2
5-4-12Describe examples of technological advances that have enabled humans to deepen their scientific understanding of weather and improve the accuracy of weather predictions.
Examples: satellites collect data that scientists analyze to increase understanding of global weather patterns; computerized models predict weather
GLO: A2, A5, B1, D5
5-4-13Explain how the transfer of energy from the Sun affects weather conditions.
Include: the Sun's energy evaporates water and warms the Earth's land, water, and air on a daily basis
GLO: D4, D5, E4
5-4-14Explain how clouds form, and relate cloud formation and precipitation to the water cycle.
GLO: D5, E2
5-4-15Identify and describe common cloud formations.
Include: cumulus, cirrus, stratus
GLO: D5, E1
X X   X 
5-4-16Differentiate between weather and climate.
Examples: weather includes the atmospheric conditions existing at a particular time and place; climate describes the long-term weather trend of a particular region
GLO: D5, E1
5-4-17Identify factors that influence weather and climate in Manitoba and across Canada, and describe their impacts.
Examples: jet stream, proximity to water, elevation, Chinook
GLO: D5, E2
 X X    
5-4-18Recognize that climates around the world are ever changing, and identify possible explanations.
Examples: volcanic eruptions, ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, El Nino, deforestation
GLO: B5, D5, E2, E3

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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