Weather Here and There
Weather Here and There. Six lessons geared for students in grades four through six that cover everything from characteristics of the Earth's atmosphere to forecasting the weather.
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WEATHER HERE AND THERE is an integrated weather unit which incorporates interaction with the Internet and hands-on collaborative, problem solving activites for students in grades four through six. This unit is divided into six lessons. The lessons integrate math, science, geography, and language arts in the process of teaching and learning about weather phenomena. Students will become involved in collaborative problem solving using e-mail as well as through joining projects offered via the Internet. The Global Education Project will help students see the relevance of science by interacting with scientists and other students across the world, as they collaborate in the study of weather in their environment.
The first three lessons focus on learning basic meteorological concepts about weather elements, how to take measurements using appropriate weather instruments, and recognizing basic weather trends and patterns.
The last three lessons focus on studying weather maps and applying the knowledge and experience about weather to associate weather trends and patterns in the process of making accurate forecasts. The unit culminates with a weather broadcast of a twenty-four hour forecast presented by students and focusing on a network of weather stations in the United States created by the students