Maine Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction
Science: D2 - Earth

Students describe Earth's weather and surface materials and the different ways they change.

a. Explain that the sun warms the air, water, and land.
b. Describe the way in which weather changes over months.
c. Describe what happens to water left in an open container as compared to water left in a closed container.


Technology: NET STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS #2 - Communication and Collaboration:

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

Web Site Links

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It Looks Like Spilled Milk
by Charles G. Shaw

The Magic School Bus Wet All Over: A Book About the Water Cycle
by Patricia Relf

A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
by Walter Wick

Questions and Answers About Weather
by M. Jean Craig

I Can Read About Weather
By Robyn Supraner

Weather and Climate
by Barbara Taylor

Why Does it Rain?
by Judith Jango-Cohen

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