Predicting Weather Using Maps

 

WeatherMap

Learning Target: I can predict weather using weather maps.

Think about these questions today as we review what we know about the Sun, moon, and Earth:

  • How do meteorologists use maps to show changes in temperature?
  • How do meteorologists use maps to predict future weather?
  • How do the icons tell us about the weather?
  • When might some maps be more heWeatherSymbols2lpful than others?

Vocabulary:

  • air pressure
  • forecast
  • high air pressure
  • low air pressure
  • meteorologist
  • precipitation
  • temperature
  • wind direction
  • wind speed

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • Partner Activity:
    • Draw this chart in your notebook:  Symbols Chart
    • With a partner, look through the maps in the Science Saurus.  Discuss the symbols you see, and record them on your chart.
    • ScienceSaurus

 

Evaluate:

  • Share out discoverings from ScienceSaurus maps.
  • Vocabulary Game:  Heads Up, Guess What?

Learn More:

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