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Whats the Weather in Y(Our) Neighborhood? Lynne H. Hehr, Director Center for Math and Science Education Arkansas NASA Educator Resource Center University of Arkansas Discovery Zone John G. Hehr, Professor Department of Geosciences University of Arkansas
Weather, Weather Everywhere! Weather here, weather there Weather, weather everywhere! Is it foul, is it fair? Weather, weather everywhere! What to do, what to wear? Weather, weather everywhere! Ill keep data because I care Weather, weather everywhere!
Weather Wiki Wiki
Things to measure and identify Temperature Celsius and/or Fahrenheit Current, maximum/minimum Clouds and Contrails Type Cover Precipitation Type Amount pH Wind Speed Direction (0ptional) UV Barometric Pressure Humidity
Temperature Types of Thermometers Fahrenheit vs. Fahrenheit & Celsius vs. Celsius Current vs. Current/Max/Min Indoor and/or Outdoor Analog and/or Digital Thermometer foldable Celsius poem
Clouds and Contrails Types of Clouds Cumulus, alto cumulus, cirro cumulus, cumulonimbus Stratocumulus Stratus, cirrostratus, alto stratus, nimbostratus Cirrus Types of Contrails Cloud Chart Contrail Chart
SCOOL Cloud ID Chart
Precipitation – in? or mm?
(optional) Barometric Pressure
Notebooking and Journals Notebook and journal suggestions Writing Prompts Math Statements
Foldables Once Upon A Fold How Stocky Became Magic Once Upon A Fold Accordion Tabbed Seasons Diorama
Weather Project Project: K-4 students will collect cloud, rainfall, max-min temperature data during a one week period to use as a comparison of data from their local area and other schools within the GLOBE program. Materials needed per class: If available, GLOBE weather station with max-min Celsius thermometer and rain gauge If GLOBE weather station is not available, a Celsius thermometer and rain gauge should be placed outside (specs to be added later) Access to outside as a large group Access to a computer for data input Materials needed per student: Student Weather Journal with data sheets (see attachments) Pencil GLOBE Cloud chart GLOBE Contrail chart US map or World map (black and white copy)
Websites Resources for this can include, but are not limited to: * GLOBE Atmosphere Protocols * GLOBE Min/Max Thermometer Quiz * GLOBE Temperature Measurements * NASA S'COOL Introducing Temperature Measurement * NASA S'COOL Fahrenheit vs Celsius * NASA S'COOL Understanding Celsius * AIMS Winter Wonders Teacher GuideGLOBE Atmosphere Protocols 2) reading a rain gauge Resources for this can include, but are not limited to: How to read a rain gauge 3) looking at cloud types and naming clouds. Resources for this can include, but are not limited to: * K-4 Elementary GLOBE storybook "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names" * GLOBE Atmosphere Learning Activities: Observing, Describing and Identifying Clouds, Estimating Cloud Cover, Cloud Watch * GLOBE Cloud Protocols Online Teaching Module * GLOBE Cloud Exploration: Introduction (Quiz) * NASA S'COOL What is a Cloud? * NASA S'COOL Cloud Discovery * NASA S'COOL Cloud Observation and Graphing * NASA S'COOL Cloud Poems * NASA S'COOL Online Tutorials * NASA S'COOL The Sky and the Dichotomous Key * NASA S'COOL One Page Cloud ID Chart * NASA S'COOL Poster * Scienceclass.com Cloud Types * Take a Cloud Walk * Cloud Man's 10 Reasons to Look Up!http://dnrdata.dnr.ne.gov/NeRAIN/docs/rain.asp * NASA S'COOL What is a Cloud? * NASA S'COOL One Page Cloud ID Chart * Cloud Man's 10 Reasons to Look Up! 4) Identifying contrails * GLOBE Contrail Chart
Students will make observations and collect data for a one week period (to be chosen during each season). These should be taken at one hour on either side of solar noon. Students will record data online to share with the K-4 Atmosphere project collective. Students will analyze data collected and post their conclusions. Sample Questions to be asked: Looking at the data collected for the week at your school, What is the warmest day of the week? What is the coolest day of the week? What is the average temperature? (for applicable grade level) List the days and the temperature from highest to lowest temperature List the days and the temperatures from lowest to highest temperature. What day has the temperature that is in the middle of the highest and lowest? Look at the data collected for the week at other schools, compare your school's data to another : Find your partner school on a map. What is the warmest day of the week? What is the coolest day of the week? What is the average temperature? (for applicable grade level) List the days and the temperature from highest to lowest temperature List the days and the temperatures from lowest to highest temperature. What day has the temperature that is in the middle of the highest and lowest?
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Math Statement Prompts Write a math statement about the weather this week using temperature, rainfall, contrails or clouds. Which day this week had the lowest temperature? Which day this week had the highest temperature? Is today hotter or cooler than yesterday? On which day was the cloud cover the most? On which day was the cloud cover the least? What was the cloud cover and temperature like on (date)? Compare and contrast the temperature on (date) and (date). Find a GLOBE school or partner school that has the same temperature (cloud cover, contrails, precipitation) on the same day as your school. Write about what you think this day was like at both schools. Based on today's weather data what do you think tomorrow's weather will be and why? What type of contrails have you seen the most? What is the average temperature for the week? Graph the daily temperature. What was the frequency of precipitation during the week? What was the total amount of precipitation for the week? Draw a bar graph to record your data. What is the difference today in the temperature from yesterday?
Writing Prompts Pretend you are lying on your back and looking at the clouds, what do you see? Go outside. Lie on your back. Look at the clouds and use your imagination…find three shapes that look like animals to you. Describe. It was a dark and stormy night….. The weather makes me happy when… The weather makes me sad when… The weather scares me when…. My favorite season of the year is… How did you feel the first time you saw….snow, lightning, 'whatever is common in your area'? How did you feel the first time you heard thunder? Thunder sounds like…. Lightning looks like… If I were a cloud, I would be… You are a raindrop. Write a story about your rainy adventure. I really like bad weather days when school closes because…