5a observing, recording, comparing, and analyzing weather data to describe weather changes or weather patterns.

5b describing water as it changes into vapor in the air and reappears as a liquid when it’s cooled.

5c explaining how this cycle of water relates to weather and the formation of clouds.

What do these GSEs mean? What subtopics do students need to address to understand these GSEs?

What ideas to students need to understand before they can address the topics described above?

What misconceptions are students likely to have about these topics?

What phenomena and representations help students understand these topics?

What activities or activity sequences can be used to address these GSEs?