Science Scope and Sequence, Weather and Climate

Science Standard VI, Earth and Space Science

Lesson 621, Weather and Climate

Describing the troposphere, the stratosphere, the mesosphere, and the thermosphere

Identifying the causes of wind

Defining greenhouse effect and ozone layer

Explaining the importance of the ozone layer to life on Earth

Defining air mass, front, weather, cold front, and warm front

Describing how fronts form

Describing thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes

Defining weather and climate

Identifying the things that affect average temperature

Describing how prevailing winds affect climate

Recognizing that climactic patterns happen because of topography, rotation, solar radiation, wind, and ocean currents


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