Monday, December 9, 2013

About Weather


Ladies and Gentlemen, 

This week, we'll be working on a unit that will introduce us to weather - mostly wind and precipitation. One of the main things you need to understand is the difference between weather and climate. Weather is short-term (today it is cold), and climate is long term (we live in an arid or semiarid climate). The work for this post is due before you leave school on Friday. You'll notice that the items seem out of order - that's because we really want to read your reflections... 

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
  • Recognize the tools used for measuring weather conditions and understand their functions.
  • Know the definition of wind and weather.
  • Understand why weather changes and what causes wind.
  • Distinguish among various forms of precipitation.

Essential Questions: 
  • What is weather?
  • What causes weather to change?
  • What is wind?
  • What causes wind?
  • What are the differences between types of precipitation?

Here's the scoring breakdown...

1: Create a vocabulary resource and post it on your blog. The blog post should be titled About Weather and it should have the following labels: About Weather, Science. The vocabulary words you need to use are: air pressurebarometercirculateclimatetemperateweatherprecipitationrainhail

2: Write a thorough reflection of your learning on the same blog post. Make sure to include each of the vocabulary words and your thinking about the resources below. Make sure that you answer each of the essential questions in your post. Here's a note-catcher to help you take notes. 

3: Complete the Under the Weather Fun da-Mental with this worksheet, and the About Weather exploration, with this worksheet

4: Complete each of the following BrainPop videos with a score of 90% or better.
a. Weather
b. Climate Types
c. Wind

Push your thinking, Dragons!

Mr. Moore, Ms. Vander Velde, and Ms. Chavez

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