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Ch 12: 5th Grade Science: Weather, Climate & Meteorology

About This Chapter

Check how well your 5th graders understand weather, climate, and meteorology with this chapter. Our interactive lessons provide an engaging way for students to stay focused and learn science topics, and if students can stay engaged, they are more likely to improve their grades.

5th Grade Science: Weather, Climate & Meteorology - Chapter Summary

Familiarize your 5th graders with weather, climate, and meteorology by using the learning materials in this chapter. Our lessons have been designed by educators, so you can be certain that these lessons will work in the classroom and at home. Likewise, these lessons have been designed to accommodate a wide range of learners. All of our materials are self-paced, giving struggling students the chance to go at a speed that works for them. More advanced students can go through the lessons at a quicker pace, and they can make sure they are absorbing the information by answering the questions on the lesson quizzes.

Chapter Topics

  • Definition of weather
  • Facts about climate
  • Types of climate
  • Description of the water cycle
  • Atmospheric layers
  • Cloud types
  • Properties of low and high air pressure
  • Humidity
  • Definition of weather fronts
  • Forecasting the weather and weather maps
  • Instruments for measuring the weather

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with science will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about weather, climate, and meteorology.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how air pressure affects weather
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the climate and cloud types
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about weather, climate, and meteorology
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the weather, climate, and meteorology topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about weather maps and predicting the weather.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands how weather and climate changes occur by completing the 5th Grade Science: Weather, Climate & Meteorology chapter exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 12: 5th Grade Science: Weather, Climate & Meteorology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Weather? - Lesson for Kids

1. What is Weather? - Lesson for Kids

Weather develops in the Earth's atmosphere and there are many factors that affect what type of weather a given location will have. Examine factors such as wind, temperature, and moisture and discover how weather is formed.

Climate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

2. Climate Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

The planet Earth supports many diverse climates. Examine the building blocks of climate, including elevation, humidity, and latitude, and learn about different types of climates, their characteristics, and where they can be found.

Climate Types: Lesson for Kids

3. Climate Types: Lesson for Kids

Climate types share certain patterns and describe what the general, long-term weather is like in a geographic location. Explore some of the world's climate types and learn about the factors and conditions that create them.

Water Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Water Cycle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Learn about the water cycle, a repeated process that moves water around the planet. Discover the four stages of the water cycle and what they do: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.

Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson for Kids

5. Layers of the Atmosphere Lesson for Kids

Learn about the atmosphere, the gases surrounding the planet, and how it is divided into layers. Explore the troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere of the planet. Discover what differentiates these layers.

Types of Clouds: Lesson for Kids

6. Types of Clouds: Lesson for Kids

There are many different types of clouds in the sky. Discover why meteorologists have different categories for clouds, and explore the characteristics of cumulus, stratus, alto, and cirrus clouds.

High & Low Air Pressure Lesson for Kids

7. High & Low Air Pressure Lesson for Kids

Explore the meteorological topic of air pressure. Discover what defines a high- or low-pressure system, weather typically associated with these systems, and why air pressure is responsible for stronger-than-usual winds.

Humidity Lesson for Kids

8. Humidity Lesson for Kids

The weather phenomenon known as humidity explains why water vapor exists in the air. Learn how humidity is measured, understand the meaning of relative humidity, and discover how humidity can cause changes in the weather and climate.

Weather Fronts Lesson for Kids

9. Weather Fronts Lesson for Kids

Learn about weather fronts and what this term means. Explore how fronts form and the different types of weather fronts. Discover the characteristics of cold, warm, stationary, and occluded fronts, as well as their associated weather patterns.

Weather Forecasting: Lesson for Kids

10. Weather Forecasting: Lesson for Kids

Weather forecasting is the prediction of future weather. Explore how meteorologists create forecasts using special tools and learn about diverse types of cloud formations and what they can tell a person about impending weather.

Weather Maps Lesson for Kids

11. Weather Maps Lesson for Kids

Weather maps communicate information about the weather in a certain area. Learn how to read weather maps, the role of satellites and doppler radar in creating the maps, and how different symbols show pressure, precipitation, and temperature.

Weather Instruments: Lesson for Kids

12. Weather Instruments: Lesson for Kids

Weather instruments are used to predict the weather and monitor the weather when it arrives. Discover the instruments that measure the wind and air pressure, that reveal the temperature of the air, and can record how much rain has fallen.

Chapter Practice Exam
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