What’s the Weather?

This week we wrapped up our learning about weather and the water cycle!  Through this unit, we observed changes and collected data about the weather, including the weather patterns we could see and in reading the temperature.

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We learned about different ways scientists measure weather information, such as using thermometers, rain gauges, weather vanes, and radar to track temperature, rainfall levels, wind direction and weather patterns. We read many books about weather, including Why is the Sky Blue?, Hurricanes and Tornadoes, Weather, and Discovery Kids: Weather. We also talked about tides and how the moon can affect our weather patterns.

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Ask your child to teach you about the water cycle!  We know that the earth is made up of over 70% water. We learned that the earth isn’t given new water, it simply recycles the water we’ve always had since creation.  We were able to simulate the water cycle in our classroom, and even created a cloud and made it rain!  As your firstie to tell you how that happens. We also learned that since the water we have is all we will ever have, we should take care of it. Pollution can ruin the water in our lakes, rivers, and oceans, so we must be good stewards of what God has given us and take care of our environment.

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How does the earth receive water from the sky? Precipitation! Ask your firstie to tell you about the four types and how they occur.

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The firsties are so excited that we’re finally able to enjoy warmer, spring-like weather, and are thrilled to get outside this weekend and enjoy it!

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