(4.8) Patterns in Natural Systems
Students learn about interpreting weather maps and information. They also learn about the Sun’s role in the water cycle and how patterns of the Moon and relate to cycles on the Earth.
The student is expected to measure and record changes in weather and make predictions using weather maps, weather symbols, and a map key.
The student is expected to describe and illustrate the continuous movement of water above and on the surface of Earth through the water cycle and explain the role of the Sun as a major source of energy in this process.
The student is expected to collect and analyze data to identify sequences and predict patterns of change in shadows, tides, seasons, and the observable appearance of the Moon over time.