Air And Weather
Investigation 1: Exploring Air
Investigation 1, Part 1: Air Is There
Focus Question: What can air do?
Air is a state of matter
What is matter?
Matter is anything that takes up space.
There are three states of matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gas
Air is a gas
1.Gases don't have their own shape.
2.Gases have the shape of their container.
3.Gases take up space.
What can air do?
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Investigation 1, Part 2: Parachutes
Focus Question: How does a parachute use air?
Friction and Air Resistance Video (Teacher Access Only)
What is a parachute?
A parachute is a piece of cloth that catches air to slow a person or object that is falling.
What happened when you flew your parachute indoors?
What made the parachute float down so slowly?
Where is the air?
What is the difference between flying a parachute outdoors with indoors?
Read Chapter 1: What Is All Around Us?
Investigation 1, Part 3: Pushing on Air
Focus Question: What happens when air is pushed into a smaller space?
Investigation 1, Part 4: Air and Water
Focus Question: How can water be used to show that air takes up space?
Investigation 1, Part 5: Balloon Rockets
Focus Question: How can compressed air be used to make a balloon rocket?
Investigation 2: Observing the Sky
Investigation 2, Part 1: Weather Calendars
Focus Question: What is the weather today?
Investigation 2, Part 2: Measuring Temperatures and Daylight
Focus Question: What time of day is the air the warmest?
Investigation 2, Part 3: Watching Clouds
Focus Question: What types of clouds are in the sky today?
Investigation 2, Part 4: Observing the Moon
Focus Question: What time of day can we observe the moon?
U.S. Naval Observatory Complete Sun and Moon Data
Investigation 3: Wind Explorations
Investigation 3, Part 1: Bubbles in the Wind
Focus Question: How can bubble be used to observe the wind?
Investigation 3, Part 2: Wind Speed
Focus Question: How strong is the wind today?
Investigation 3, Part 3: Pinwheels
Focus Question: How can pinwheels be used to observe the wind?
Investigation 3, Part 4: Wind Vanes
Focus Question: What does a wind vane tell us about the wind?
Investigation 3, Part 5: Kites
Focus Question: What weather conditions are good for kite flying?
Investigation 4: Looking for Change
Investigation 4, Part 1: Change over a Month
Focus Question 1: How can we describe the weather over a month?
Focus Question 2: What does the Moon look like at different times during a month?
Investigation 4, Part 2: Daylight through the Year
Focus Question: How does the amount of daylight change over the year?
Investigation 4, Part 3: Comparing the Seasons
Focus Question: How does the temperature and weather change over the seasons?