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Grade 1 Version: CPS06-07

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Unit Name: Grade 1 Unit 1 - Weather & Seasons

Essential Question

Enduring Understanding

Students will understand that there are different types of weather.


  • Different types of weather have different characteristics.
  • Weather can be measured using simple weather instruments.
  • Weather data can be correlated to seasonal changes.

    Topic 1

    Types of Weather

  • Identify different types of weather.
  • Identify the characteristics of each type of weather.
  • Compile an illustrated booklet relating to the different types of weather.
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • Weather
    • Sunshine
    • Wind
    • Rain
    • Snow
    • Hail
    • Sleet

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements

    S1E1a Different Types of Weather

    Topic 2

    Weather Instruments

  • Investigate weather through observation.
  • Measure weather using simple weather instruments (thermometer, weather vane, rain gauge).
  • Record weather data in a periodic journal.
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • Thermometer
    • Precipitation
    • Wind vane
    • Rain gauge
    • Sky conditions
    • Temperature
    • Weather conditions

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements

    S1E1b Simpe Weather Instruments

    Topic 3

    Weather Predictions

  • Correlate weather data (temperature, precipitation, sky conditions, and weather events) to seasonal changes.
  • Compare and contrast differences in weather by season.
  • Describe characteristics of the season.
  • Determine appropriate clothing for different seasonal weather.
  • Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • Weather events
    • Sky conditions
    • Temperature
    • Precipitation

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements

    S1E1c Correlate Weather Data

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