Weather and Climate Activities for 5th Grade Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of weather and climate. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Weather and Climate 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Weather and Climate Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.

The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.

After completing the Weather and Climate 5E Lesson, students will be able to differentiate between weather and climate.

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Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the weather and climate unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • How is weather different from climate?
  • Where does the energy come from that drives weather and climate patterns?
  • 5.8 A - Differentiate between weather and climate

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