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Grade Level: 4
Student Task: Students read from their text books about weather
elements. Students shared in whole group discussions weather experiences
they had had. Students would watch nightly television weather forecast
and take notes on statistics given (precipitation, temperature, pressure,
humidity). They would make a data table and compare actual data given
to forecast data. After a week graphs were made displaying the data.
Students watched several weather videos from the Weather Channel's Classroom
Connect and learned how to read several different weather instruments.
Students did research and wrote a report on one type of severe weather.
Students will be able to associate types of weather (cold,
warm, dry, moist) with different types of air masses.
Students will be able to read a synoptic map from the newspaper
or from television.
Students will be able to read several different weather instruments.
Students will be able to identify types of severe weather
and describe the effects on people and property.
Teacher Role: The teacher lectured, made homework and research
assignments, and lead discussions. The teacher used weather maps
from the newspaper on transparencies to show the movement of weather systems
across the US. The teacher also video taped local television weather
broadcasts to show and discuss with students.
Grouping: Students worked in teams to complete the data tables
and graphs. The responsibilities in teams were determined by the
team and these rotated each day as students worked on the assignment.
They worked as individuals to collect data for the tables and to do research.
Student-Directed Learning: Students chose what type of
severe weather they wanted to research.
Use of Technology: Videos and television were used but the Internet
was not used.
Assessment: Students were tested and graded on their research
report, data tables, graphs, and instrument reading.
Author(s): Emmie Thirlwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School: Orangeburg District 5, Orangeburg, SC
Created: March 3, 2001 - Updated: March 3, 2001