What Is the Weather?

Students learn that the Sun's uneven heating of Earth's surface causes changes in the weather. They observe a model of the water cycle, use a thermometer to measure air temperature, and learn weather symbols. Then they begin collecting daily weather data and recording it on a chart.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 5, Unit D, pages 8–9.