Sixth Grade Integrated NGSS
Weather, Climate and  Change

Understanding the difference amongst weather, climate, and climate change can be confusing.  These units helps the student compare  current weather over 7 months and see how it fits a climate change model.  This will include creating data charts of information of a weather station, other internet sources and challenge the students to develop their own conclusions. The long term projects alows students to collect data over 6 months and compare it with the past 10 years

Long term project: 
How has weather changed over time in Fremont?

  Pre Lab Post NGSS correlation
(long term project)
 World Wide Weather Monitoring    MS-ESS2  Water Cycle, Weather, Climate
Water Cycle
Water Cycle Details Detailed Components of  water cycle   MS-ESS2  Water Cycle,  Weather, Climate
Corolis Effect
  Showing effects of Coriolis Motion with water and power of wind Jet Stream MS-ESS2  Water Cycle,  Weather, Climate
Air Pressure
Types of Clouds Air Pressure Climatic Zones MS-ESS2  Water Cycle,  Weather, Climate
 Weather Fronts
What is a front? Identifying Air Masses Severe Weather MS-ESS2  Water Cycle,  Weather, Climate
Oceans in Motion 
Oceanic features Density of different layers in the ocean causes movement Surface motion of oceans MS-ESS2  Global climate change causes
Human Impact on Climate
  Designing a watershed that collects and saves water   MS-Engineering Design ESS3 MS-Human Impacts

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Key Concepts

The Water Cycle explains interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Evaporation of water from the oceans, seas, rivers, and streams into the atmosphere produce precipitation. Water can take the form of ice at the polar caps and alpine glaciers. Ice melts, creating water runoff, that either percolates through the Earth to become part of the water table or makes its way back to the sea. Water Cycle looks at the elements of hydrogen and oxygen and how it creates a compound that is unique. The oceans are where most of the water is found, but it is salt water. The movement of the oceans also has a direct effect on the atmosphere. The atmosphere is that envelope of gas that keeps organisms living on this planet. Oceans and atmosphere interact to give us weather.