Science - Earth Science
Students will understand the atmospheric processes that support life and cause weather and climate.
Describe elements of weather and the factors that cause them to vary from day to day.
Atmosphere 6-Station Lab
This is a “6-station” lab where students move from one small experiment to another to learn about the properties of Earth’s atmosphere.
Decoding My Textbook
Students will rewrite a section of text from their textbooks into words they understand. They will create a picture to illustrate the text and combine their work into a new “book”.
Gathering Weather Information
Students use weather data and information found on the Internet to predict weather patterns.
KSL Weather Project
Students will track various weather factors for a week.
Plate Tectonics Computer Software Activity
This activity requires a CD titled “The Theory of Plate Tectonics” by Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. The worksheet provided could be used for any software program if you have others available.
Reporting the Weather
Students will take one indicator from the core curriculum to explain in a TV "weather report" that they write and perform.
Students will use weather instruments and the Internet to monitor the weather for a week. They will make graphs that compare weather factors analyze their relationships.
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