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2 The Weather Created by Jacqueline Warren Rebecca Stephens Brooke White Sara Newcomb

3 Illinois State Standard 12.E.1.b-Identify and describe patterns of weather and seasonal changes 12.E.1.b-Identify and describe patterns of weather and seasonal changes

4 Objectives Describe and identify major weather components across the country Describe and identify major weather components across the country Be able to list the characteristics of the different seasons Be able to list the characteristics of the different seasons Be able to describe local weather patterns Be able to describe local weather patterns

5 Objectives Continued Be able to describe the effects weather has on every day activities Be able to describe the effects weather has on every day activities Be able to use the weather vocabulary terms in a sentence Be able to use the weather vocabulary terms in a sentence

6 Accommodations Peer tutor Peer tutor Video examples of different weather Video examples of different weather Pre-printed teacher notes available to student Pre-printed teacher notes available to student Additional examples on subject Additional examples on subject Additional time can be given to complete assignments Additional time can be given to complete assignments

7 Accommodations Continued Hands on/Sensory activities Hands on/Sensory activities Mnemonic devices can be given Mnemonic devices can be given Provide additional instruction as needed Provide additional instruction as needed Students can be given a vocabulary key Students can be given a vocabulary key Flash cards with various weather elements Flash cards with various weather elements

8 Modifications Different vocabulary list- snow, rain Different vocabulary list- snow, rain Shortened vocabulary list Shortened vocabulary list Modified assessment Modified assessment Required to know only characteristics of their own geographical region Required to know only characteristics of their own geographical region Required to know traits of 2 seasons rather than 4 Required to know traits of 2 seasons rather than 4

9 Tips for Parents Watch the weather channel with your child Watch the weather channel with your child Talk to relatives that live out of state to discuss their weather Talk to relatives that live out of state to discuss their weather

10 Tips for Parents Continued Talk about how to prepare for different weather situations Talk about how to prepare for different weather situations Encourage your child to keep a weekly weather journal Encourage your child to keep a weekly weather journal Watch movies featuring weather situations Watch movies featuring weather situations

11 Vocabulary Precipitation- all liquid and solid particles that fall from clouds and reach the ground. These particles include: drizzle, snow, ice crystals, and hail. Precipitation- all liquid and solid particles that fall from clouds and reach the ground. These particles include: drizzle, snow, ice crystals, and hail. Drought- often defined by a period of substantially diminished precipitation duration and/ or intensity Drought- often defined by a period of substantially diminished precipitation duration and/ or intensity Humidity- The ratio of current vapor pressure of water in any gas (especially air) to the vapor pressure at which the gas would become saturated at the current temperature normally expressed as a percentage. Humidity- The ratio of current vapor pressure of water in any gas (especially air) to the vapor pressure at which the gas would become saturated at the current temperature normally expressed as a percentage. Wind chill- The effect that wind has on a perception of cold. Wind chill- The effect that wind has on a perception of cold.

12 Vocabulary Cont. Heat index- combines the effects of heat and humidity. Heat index- combines the effects of heat and humidity. Meteorologist- a specialist who studies the processes in the earths atmosphere that causes weather conditions. Meteorologist- a specialist who studies the processes in the earths atmosphere that causes weather conditions. Atmosphere- the gases mass or envelop surrounding the earth retained by the earths gravitational field. Atmosphere- the gases mass or envelop surrounding the earth retained by the earths gravitational field. Dew point- the temperature to which the air must be cooled at constant pressure in order for it to become saturated. Dew point- the temperature to which the air must be cooled at constant pressure in order for it to become saturated.

13 Teacher Resources ml ml ml ml

14 Teacher Resources Continued World Almanac Videos Guide to Extreme Weather: Introduction, Part I World Almanac Videos Guide to Extreme Weather: Introduction, Part I The Cat in the Hats Learning Library: Oh Say Can you Say Whats the Weather Today? All About Weather The Cat in the Hats Learning Library: Oh Say Can you Say Whats the Weather Today? All About Weather

15 Critiques

16 Kid friendly language Kid friendly language Visually Appealing to Kids Visually Appealing to Kids Variety of Information and Topics Variety of Information and Topics Reliable/Factual Information Reliable/Factual Information Hands on Activities to Reinforce Subject Matter Hands on Activities to Reinforce Subject Matter Presents like Entertainment view to Weather Presents like Entertainment view to Weather Geared toward younger kids Geared toward younger kids

17 s/index.html s/index.html Reliable/Factual Information Reliable/Factual Information Extension of a highly respected journal Extension of a highly respected journal More academically based More academically based Visually appealing Visually appealing Geared toward older elementary students Geared toward older elementary students Actual photographs of events Actual photographs of events

18 Aimed toward older audience Aimed toward older audience Expands student knowledge by offering a fun fact (Ex. Tornados travel across the land at an average speed of mph with wind speeds up to 250 mph) Expands student knowledge by offering a fun fact (Ex. Tornados travel across the land at an average speed of mph with wind speeds up to 250 mph) Useful links for kids and teachers along with teacher guides Useful links for kids and teachers along with teacher guides Students would need help accessing pages on the site Students would need help accessing pages on the site Explains how NASA studies the weather elements Explains how NASA studies the weather elements

19 Research Findings Thomas, D. S. and Mitchell, J. T. (1999). Developing a digital atlas of environmental risks and hazards. Journal of Geography, 98(5), Describes the development of the South Carolina Atlas of environmental risks and hazards, a digital atlas that provides people with information on environmental hazards in South Carolina. Discusses the content and navigation of the atlas and considers its utility for classroom instruction and public resource.

20 Research Findings Bonk, C.J. (1996). Five key resources for an electronic community of elementary student weather forecasters. Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 7, The Indiana weather project (IWP) investigated how the joint application of situated learning in constructivist theory might support elementary school students understanding of weather systems. The results indicated significant cognitive gains during the multimedia weather unit.

21 Research Findings Henriques, L. (2002). Childrens ideas about weather: A review of the literature. School Science in Mathematics, 102(5), Reports a synthesis of existing research on childrens misconceptions relating to weather, climate, and the atmosphere. Presents scientifically accepted interpretations in tandem with childrens naïve ideas.

22 Assistive Technology Large print books Large print books Adaptive computer equipment to view websites Adaptive computer equipment to view websites Books on tape Books on tape


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