5th Grade Science Weather



of Living

Matter & Energy

& Space


Fremont Magnet Elementary

Weather & Space

5th Grade California State Standards

Pacing Chart

Harcourt Brace Links  (Jones)

Discover Works



Weather & Space

1. 5a,b,c Space
2. 4e Earth's Atmosphere
3. 4a Wind & Convection Currents 
4. 3a,b,c,d Water Cycle 
5. 4c Severe Weather 
6. 4d Weather Prediction and Weather Maps
  Weather Test

Other Links

Weather Machine

Kidcosmos Space

Star Child

Water Cycle

Web Weather For Kids


5th Grade Science Pacing

Tested Standards in this unit
3. Water on Earth moves between the oceans and land through the processes of evaporation and condensation.
  • a. Most of Earth's water is present as salt water in the oceans, which cover most of Earth's surface.
  • b. When liquid water evaporates, it turns into water vapor in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water.
  • c. Water vapor in the air moves from one place to another and can form fog or clouds, which are tiny droplets of water or ice, and can fall to Earth as rain, hail, sleet, or snow.
  • d. The amount of fresh water located in rivers, lakes, underground sources, and glaciers is limited and that its availability can be extended by recycling and decreasing the use of water.

4. Energy from the Sun heats Earth unevenly, causing air movements that result in changing weather patterns.

  • a. Uneven heating of Earth causes air movements (convection currents).
  • b. The influence that the ocean has on the weather and the role that the water cycle plays in weather patterns.
  • c. Causes and effects of different types of severe weather.
  • d. Students know how to use weather maps and data to predict local weather and know that weather forecasts depend on many variables.
  • e. The Earth's atmosphere exerts a pressure that decreases with distance above Earth's surface and that at any point it exerts this pressure equally in all directions.

5. The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths.

  • a. The Sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system and is composed primarily of hydrogen and helium.
  • b. The solar system includes the planet Earth, the Moon , the Sun, eight other planets and their satellites, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.
  • c. The path of a planet around the Sun is due to the gravitational attraction between the Sun and the planet.





 Testing Minerals (MOHS) Magnet Test




 Atmospheric Pressure

 B6 9



 Wind & Currents




 Water Cycle & Earth's Water

 B15-17 & B20-23



 Severe Weather




 Weather  Prediction & Maps




 4th Grade Life Science  /   Space  & space test


Spring Break



 4th Grade Life Science   / Test Review



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