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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Nunavut Science Curriculum – Grade 6 Weather

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Correlation of Sky Watchers to the Nunavut Science Curriculum - Grade 6 Weather
Concepts, and Processes and SkillsChapter
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1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.XXXX    
a) To keep records of weather.X X   X 
b) To observe the special weather situation during each season, e.g. snow and ice, flooding, drought, thunder storms. X      
2. Wind is caused by the movement of air masses. X      
a) To observe the effects of the wind.XX    X 
b) To infer direction of air currents.XX    X 
3. Wind speed can be measured by wind gauges.        
a) To make a wind gauge and measure the wind speed.        
4)Warm air rises and is replaced by cooler, heavier air.        
a) To infer that warm air rises because, in warming, it expands and takes up more space.        
b) To hypothesize that air expands when warmed.        
5) Water evaporates into the air, and in the process, absorbs energy.        
a) To predict and demonstrate that water evaporating cools an object (absorbs energy).        
b) To predict that evaporation requires energy which it takes from things surrounding it.        
6) The rate of evaporation is proportional to the surface area.        
a) To design an experiment to prove amount of surface area affects the rate of evaporation        
7. Evaporation can leave dissolved substances behind.        
a) To infer that evaporation can leave dissolved substances behind.        
8. The rate of evaporation is related to the characteristics of the fluid.        
a) To design an experiment relating to the absorbency of different paper towels and rate of evaporation.        
9. Water vapor becomes liquid when it condenses.  X     
a) To demonstrate that condensation warms an object.        
10. Energy is removed upon condensation. Objects on which water condenses gain heat.        
a) To infer reasons for moisture condensation in a closed system.  X     
11) When water vapor is added to air, the air expands and warms.        
a) To predict the effect of adding water vapor to air.        
12) Air contains varying amounts of water.XX      
a) To identify sources of water vapor.  X     
13) Water vapor in the air can be measured (relative humidity)        
a) To explain how relative humidity is measured.X X     
14. Clouds form when moisture laden air rises.  X     
a) To demonstrate cloud formation.  X     
b) To observe cloud formation.  X     
c) To predict the weather based on cloud formations.      X 
15. Rain forms when clouds are cooled.  X     
a) To prepare a model to simulate cloud formation and rainfall.  X     
b) To construct and calibrate a rain gauge.  X     

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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