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Sky Watchers Curriculum Correlation by Chapter for Nunavut

Province: Nunavut
Curriculum: Elementary Science, Northwest Territories 1986 (Reprinted 1994), Weather
Grade: Grade 6
Date of Correlation: March 7, 2008

Concepts are preceded by numbers 1-15. Processes and skills are preceded by a number and letter (for example, 1a)).

Chapter 1 First Steps

Concepts, and Processes and Skills Addressed

  • 1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.
  • 1a) To keep records of weather.
  • 1b) To observe the special weather situation during each season, e.g. snow and ice, flooding, drought, thunder storms.
  • 2b) To infer direction of air currents.
  • 3. Wind speed can be measured by wind gauges.
  • 12) Air contains varying amounts of water.
  • 13) Water vapor in the air can be measured (relative humidity)
  • 13a) To explain how relative humidity is measured.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 4: Technology (Internet)
  • Throughout chapter: Math (measurement)

Chapter 2 What Makes Weather?

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 61 to 68.

Concepts, and Processes and Skills Addressed

  • 1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.
  • 2. Wind is caused by the movement of air masses.
  • 2a) To observe the effects of the wind.
  • 2b) To infer direction of air currents.
  • 3. Wind speed can be measured by wind gauges.
  • 3a) To make a wind gauge and measure the wind speed.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 14: Math (measurement)
  • Activity number 4, page 64: Math (measurement)

Chapter 3 Weather Elements

Includes Activities 7 to 12 on pages 69 to 73.

Concepts, and Processes and Skills Addressed

  • 1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.
  • 1a) To keep records of weather.
  • 4. Warm air rises and is replaced by cooler, heavier air.
  • 9. Water vapor becomes liquid when it condenses.
  • 10a) To infer reasons for moisture condensation in a closed system.
  • 12) Air contains varying amounts of water.
  • 12a) To identify sources of water vapor.
  • 13) Water vapor in the air can be measured (relative humidity)
  • 13a) To explain how relative humidity is measured.
  • 14. Clouds form when moisture laden air rises.
  • 14a) To demonstrate cloud formation.
  • 14b) To observe cloud formation.
  • 15. Rain forms when clouds are cooled.
  • 15a) To prepare a model to simulate cloud formation and rainfall.
  • 15b) To construct and calibrate a rain gauge.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 22: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity, page 23: Math (data management)
  • Activity, page 30: Science (sound), and Language (writing)
  • Activity, page 31: Math (measurement)
  • Activity, number 7 page 69: Math (measurement and data management)

Chapter 4 Severe Weather in Canada

Includes Activity 13 on page 74.

Concepts, and Processes and Skills Addressed

  • 1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Health (severe weather safety)
  • Activity, page 4-2: Math (measurement)
  • Activity, page 4-9: Language (writing)

Chapter 5 Weather and Canadians

Includes Activities 14 to 17 on pages 75 to 79.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 39: Language (reading and media literacy)
  • Activity number 14, page 75: Math (data management), and Technology (spreadsheets)
  • Activity number 15, page 76: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity number 16, page 77: Social Studies (mapping)
  • Activity number 17, pages 78 to 79: Social Studies (mapping)

Chapter 6 Ultraviolet Radiation

Includes Activities 19 to 23 on pages 80 to 84.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Health (sun safety), and Social Studies/Science (environment)
  • Activity number 20, page 81: Health (sun safety), and Math (data management)
  • Activity number 21, page 82: Health (sun safety), and Math (percentage)
  • Activity number 22, page 83: Health (sun safety), and Math (percentage)
  • Activity number 23, page 84: Health (sun safety), Math (percentage)

Chapter 7 Putting It All Together

Includes Activity number 18 on page 80.

Concepts, and Processes and Skills Addressed

  • 1. Weather consists of interacting factors such as temperature, pressure, precipitation, humidity and wind.
  • 1a) To keep records of weather.
  • 1b) To observe the special weather situation during each season, e.g. snow and ice, flooding, drought, thunder storms.
  • 2b) To infer direction of air currents.
  • 3. Wind speed can be measured by wind gauges.
  • 14c) To predict the weather based on cloud formations.

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Activity, page 52: Language (oral communication)
  • Activity, page 53: Language (writing and oral communication)
  • Activity, page 57: Math (measurement)
  • Activity number 18, page 80: Language (writing)

Supplement One Air Quality

Includes Activities 1 to 6 on pages 9 to 17 (Supplement One).

Cross Curricular Connections

  • Throughout chapter: Social Studies/ Science (environment)
  • Activity, page 4: Technology (internet)
  • Activity number 2A, page 10: Math (data management), and Technology (internet)
  • Activity number 2B, page 11: Math (data management)
  • Activity number 3, pages 12-13: Reading

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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