SCI-00.ESS2.01

Earth Space Science LogoKindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[ESS2] Earth's Systems

SCI-00.ESS2.01 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

Clarification Statement: Examples of qualitative observations could include descriptions of the weather (such as sunny, cloudy, rainy, and warm); examples of quantitative observations could include numbers of sunny, windy, and rainy days in a month. Examples of patterns could include that it is usually cooler in the morning than in the afternoon and the number of sunny days versus cloudy days in different months.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate -Weather is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature in a particular region at a particular time. People measure these conditions to describe and record the weather and to notice patterns over time.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I know words to describe weather.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can reason about weather patterns I notice.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use observations of the weather to describe patterns over time.
  • I can use the number of days the same weather has happened over time to determine patterns.
  • I can describe the weather.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe weather for the current day only.
  • describe the weather today.
  • know words to describe the weather.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe short term weather changes
  • (ex: describe weather changes within a 3 day period)
  • use observations of the weather to describe patterns over a few days.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
  • use observations of the weather to describe patterns over time (months, seasons)
  • use the number of days the same weather has happened over time to determine patterns.
  • reason about weather patterns noticed.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • sunny
  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • snowy
  • windy
  • partly
  • cloudy
  • seasons
  • winter
  • spring
  • summer
  • fall
  • sleet
  • overcast
  • hot
  • cold
  • warm
  • cool
  • freezing
  • meteorologist
  • temperature
  • thermometer
  • weather
  • pattern 

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

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