Weather Study Guide and note USE

Dear Parents,
The children have been enjoying our unit on weather and have had many great
questions and connections to our learning. We have not yet covered all the key
concepts of our weather unit in class, but I wanted to send out a study guide for the
chapter test in advance. Please review the concepts below with your child in
preparation. Be on the look-out for any weather related papers which come home in
the children’s take-home folders. In addition, the students can use their text-book
(pages D14-D17) to review the concept of the water cycle.
Thanks for your support!
Mrs. Daniels
Weather Forecasting
Be able to describe, in writing, the job of a meteorologist and why weather
forecasting is important.
Understand the basic tools of meteorology and what they are used for
o wind vane, barometer (air pressure), anemometer (wind speed),
thermometer, satellite
Be able to match cumulus (fair-weather, fluffy) stratus (low, dark), and cirrus
(high, thin), clouds with their corresponding pictures
Water Cycle
Draw a picture of the water cycle and label it with the following terms:
condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and accumulation.
Describe, in writing, the steps of the water cycle using the terms above.
Weather vs. Climate
Know that weather is what it is like outside day to day and climate is the kind of
weather a place has in each season, year after year.
Categorize weather and climate terms
Raining outside
Cloudy and windy
Partly sunny
Tropical area
Dry, desert area