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1 Understanding the Weather (Air and Weather – Grade 1) · PDF file 2019. 12. 7. · 15 Weather balloons carry weather instruments high into the sky. The weather instruments gather

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    BPS$Science$Department$•$1216$Dorchester$Avenue$•$Dorchester,$MA$02125$ Phone$(617)$635A8750$•$Fax$(617)$635A9801$

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    Close!Reading!and!Text!Dependent!Questions!in!Science! Understanding!the!Weather!(Air!and!Weather!–!Grade!1)!

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    The$text$selection,$Understanding+the+Weather,$is$found$in$FOSS+Science+Stories,$$ Air+and+Weather,+pgs.$14A17.$

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    Understanding the Weather Some people study the weather. They are called meteorologists. They use instruments to gather information about the weather. Meteorologists measure the temperature of the air. They watch clouds form. They measure wind speed and direction.

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    Weather balloons carry weather instruments high into the sky. The weather instruments gather information. This information helps meteorologists tell us what the weather will be.

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    A tornado is a twirling, cloudy storm. A tornado’s winds blow around and around very quickly.

    A hurricane is a very big, strong, wet storm. Hurricanes form over warm ocean water.

    Sometimes weather is dangerous. Meteorologists can be helpful at these times. They can help us know when to get ready for a storm.

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    Lightning can be dangerous. It is important to learn safety rules to be prepared for storms.

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    Science and Technology/Engineering ! Understanding!the!Weather!(Air!and!Weather!–!Grade!1)!

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    1. What$is$a$meteorologist?$ $ $ $

    2. What$are$some$ways$meteorologists$measure$the$weather?$ $ $ $

    3. How$do$they$move$their$instruments$to$measure$the$air$high$up?$ + + $

    4. Weather$can$be$dangerous.$How$can$meteorologists$be$helpful$to$us?$ $ $ $

    5. What$are$some$examples$of$weather$that$can$be$dangerous?$$$ $ $ $

    6. Using$pictures$and$words,$what$type$of$scientist$studies$the$weather?$How$do$ they$study$the$weather?$

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    BPS$Science$Department$•$1216$Dorchester$Avenue$•$Dorchester,$MA$02125$ Phone$(617)$635A8750$•$Fax$(617)$635A9801$

    ©$2013$BPS$Science$Department$$

    Science and Technology/Engineering Understanding!the!Weather!(Air!and!Weather!–!Grade!1)! Sample!Answers!

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    1. What!is!a!meteorologist?! A+meteorologist+is+someone+who+studies+the+weather+using+instruments.+

    $ 2. What!are!some!ways!meteorologists!measure!the!weather?!

    Meteorologists+measure+the+temperature+of+the+air,+wind+speed,+and+wind+direction.+ $

    3. How!do!they!get!their!instruments!to!measure!the!air!high!up?! They+use+weather+balloons+to+carry+them+into+the+sky.+

    + 4. Weather!can!be!dangerous.!How!can!meteorologists!be!helpful!to!us?!

    Meteorologists+can+be+helpful+by+letting+us+know+what+the+weather+will+be,+and+if+we+need+to+get+ ready+for+a+storm.+

    $ 5. What!are!some!examples!of!weather!that!can!be!dangerous?$$+

    Some+examples+of+dangerous+weather+are+tornadoes,+hurricanes,+and+lightning.+ !

    6. Using!the!individual!Air!and!Weather!books,!students!will!describe,!using!pictures!and!words,! how!a!scientist!studies!the!weather.!!!

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