After an initial class brainstorm about weather, you'll quickly move on to weather observations, encouraging students to use all their senses. Using a weather calendar, students will daily record weather data including
- Cloud Cover
Using various tools, your students will make their own weather observations and compare them to official forecasts. With the Weather unit, your students engage in a variety of activities:
- Creating flags for measuring wind speed.
- Building and using rain gauges.
- Making model thermometers and learning to use real ones.
- Learning to recognize the major categories of clouds.
- Creating "puddles" and investigating what happens to them.
- Experimenting with the water repellency of various fabrics.
In the final lesson, your students tally the information recorded on their weather calendars. Then they will sharpen their analytical skills as they experiment with different ways of categorizing and using the information.
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