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Students will record and track weather patterns through the year.
Now I Know Clouds by Roy Wandelmaier
This is a daily activity taking five minutes or less per day. Be sure to measure the temperature at the same time each day; around noon is the best. At the beginning of the month, it will require a little more time to fill out the calendar. At the end of the month, extra time will be needed to do the final analysis.
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Observation, prediction, data collection
Invitation to Learn
Tell students that they are going to be weather forecasters. They are going to record and track weather patterns through the year, and make predictions about the weather like real weather forecasters.
Have the students use the information from Monday through Friday to make reasonable predictions about the weather on Saturday and Sunday.
Have students track weather at home as well as at school. They could record low temperatures in the morning before school.
Can the students read a thermometer and calendar? Can they graph the temperature and read it?