FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Weather and Seasons

Students engage with the phenomenon of the air that surrounds us and the earth materials that cover the planet’s surface. They use tools and methods to build on their understanding of the weather. They use calendars to record observations and monitor change over a day, weeks, and months. Students use simple tools to observe, describe, analyze, and sort solid earth materials. They observe the properties of rocks of various sizes and study the results of weathering and erosion, and locate natural sources of water.

Students explore how wind and water change the shape of the land and compare ways to slow the process of erosion. Students learn about how the weather changes through the seasons and how those changes impact living things.

Throughout the Weather and Seasons Module, students engage in science and engineering practices to collect and interpret data to answer science questions, develop models to communicate interactions and processes, and define problems in order to compare solutions. Students gain experiences that will contribute to understanding of crosscutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; energy and matter; and stability and change.

For a description of each investigation in Weather and Seasons, please see the Weather and Seasons Module Overview.

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