Units of Study
· Weather changes from day to day and week to week.
· Features of weather include cloud cover, precipitation, wind, and temperature.
· Tools used to measure different features of weather include wind scales, thermometers, and rain gauges.
· Meteorologists are scientists who study, observe, and record information about the weather and who use that information to forecast the weather.
· Weather affects the decisions people make about the clothing they will wear and about their outside activities.
Balancing and Weighing
· Balance is affected by the amount of weight, the position of the weight, and the position of the fulcrum.
· Weighing is the process of balancing an object against a certain number of standard units.
· The weight of an object is not determined by its size.
· Equal volumes of different foods will not have equal weights; equal weights of different foods will not all have equal volumes.
From Seed to Plant
· Objects that sprout are seeds.
· Seeds have parts and each part has a function.
· The roots and sprouts of seeds are not the same for all plants.
· Plants respond to different amounts of water and turn towards the light.
· Plants grow in a life cycle.