FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Air, Weather, and Earth (TX Ed.)

The Air, Weather, and Earth Module provides experiences that heighten primary students' awareness, curiosity, and understanding of Earth's dynamic atmosphere and provides opportunities for young students to engage in scientific and engineering practices. Students explore the natural world by using simple instruments to observe and monitor change. In this module, students will:

  • Measure and record daily weather observations and graph weather information in order to identify patterns in the data.
  • Explore the processes in the water cycle.
  • Identify the importance of weather and seasonal information in making choices about clothing, activities, and transportation.
  • Identify and compare the properties of natural sources of freshwater and saltwater.
  • Observe, describe, and record patterns of objects in the sky, including the Moon.
  • Observe and describe rocks by size, texture, and color. Classify matter by physical properties. Demonstrate that things can be done to materials to change their physical properties.
  • Compare changes in materials caused by heating and cooling.
  • Distinguish between natural and human-made resources.
  • Observe and identify how magnets are used in everyday life.

For a description of each investigation in the Air, Weather, and Earth Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF in English or Spanish.

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