Science Links: Earth Systems and the Atmosphere

Science links for grade 5 students.

Convection Currents

The Atmosphere:

Interactive Weather – Air Masses, Fronts and Storms

Storm Safety Tips

Scientists Make Measurements


Air Quality

Solar System Review

Grade 5 Solar System Unit

Enduring Understanding: While the composition of planets varies considerably, their components and the applicable laws of science are universal.

Essential Questions

  • What predictable, observable patterns occur as a result of the interaction between the Earth, Moon, and Sun?
  • What causes these patterns?
  • How are planets and other objects in the Solar System similar and different to Earth?
  • What implication does this have for the existence and sustaining of life?

Supporting links and videos are on the Grade 5 science wiki:

NASA Apollo 8 mission image