How the World Works

Unit 2: How the World Works

Central Idea:

Relationships between air, water, heat and land influence weather.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Different types of weather
  • The causes of weather
  • Different methods to predict and explain weather
  • How new evidence can change people’s thinking

 

 

Key Concepts:

  • form
  • causation
  • function

Related Concepts:

  • systems (water cycle, weather)
  • seasons
  • atmosphere
  • climate
  • location
  • geography
  • gravity
  • weather forecasting

Unit Vocabulary:

spring

winter

autumn (fall)

summer

rain

cloud

sun

snow

hail

thunder

storm

lightning

blizzard

wind

observe

patterns

investigate

predict

weather

scientists: Meteorologist

Water Cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation

seasons

atmosphere

climate

geography

gravity

convection

forecasting

* This vocabulary list is a working list.  I will add additional UOI words to the list as we continue practice reading and writing the words throughout our inquiry.