|Weather Watchers: Closing
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- Conclusion: Ask students the following questions:
- What did we learn about weather?
- Why is weather important to us?
- Why is it helpful to be able to predict the weather?
- What season are we experiencing now? Is every day in the season the same?
- Reflection: Ask students the following questions:
- What did you like most about this weather unit?
- What did you do to help your group get the job done?
- Where did we find information? (identifying information sources)
- Evaluation: observe the following to determine student's understanding of concepts:
- student reasoning for predictions
- ability to select clothing appropriate to weather
- use of vocabulary in describing weather
- skill reading thermometer
- skill completing and drawing conclusions from graph
- Correspond via e-mail with students who actually experienced the weather. Get first hand accounts of how the weather affected them.
- This unit can lead into a more in depth study of severe weather phenomena such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and their impact on people. Be sure to include the following:
- Investigate relief organizations that help people suffering from a natural disaster.
- Visit local fire department or police department with focus on the special training required when dealing with natural weather disasters.
- Create a classroom/home survival kit in case of a natural disaster.
Written by Noelle Kreider, Teacher On Assignment, Instructional Technology Development Consortium.