TEC Lesson Plan
|Standards |Lesson Plan
Name: Sherry Detraz
email address: Sherry_Detraz@places.pinellas.k12.fl.us
School: Fuguitt Elementary School, Pinellas County, Florida
Sunshine State Standards for Weather
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Title: Weather: Words-Water Cycle-Forecasting
Technology Resource Requirements:
Subject Area(s): Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, and
Grade Level: First Grade
Students will learn weather vocabulary, how to observe and record daily weather, and what the water cycle is. With this knowledge, the students will construct their own weather forecast and share it with their peers and parents.
Approximate Time Required: 2 to 3 weeks
Review the weather words and definitions that were presented in the PowerPoint presentation. Discuss what types of weather we see around us.(e.g.- sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy, etc.) Take students outside for a weather walk, and discuss how weather can change throughout the day. Upon returning to the classroom, ask students to describe what type of weather they observed. Introduce the daily weather chart that the students will use to record the daily weather for one week. Then, have students make their first entry under Monday.
Water cycle - present a HyperStudio
stack about the water cycle. To run a HyperStudio stack, you will need
a HyperStudio plug-in. Click
Here for plug-in. Discuss how it works. Have students use the internet
to find further information about the water cycle. Use the KidsConnect
website to ask questions about the water cycle. Students will then draw
a picture that shows the water cycle.
Lessons and learning will be teacher facilitated and directed. Students will be active participants in all lessons and activities. Teacher will supervise internet use, and provide support for other technology tools and applications. Cooperative learning groups will also be used.Tools:Computer with internet connection, PowerPoint, HyperStudio, digital camera, video camera, word processing program such as AppleWorks, ClarisWorks, or Microsoft Word, draw program such as AppleWorks, ClarisWorks, Kid Pix, or Microsoft Word, printer, projection devices such as televisions and LCD projectors, paper, markers, masking tape, plastic bottles, rulers,rain gauge, thermometer, and Storm in the Night
Forecast - Presentation Rubric