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2 Learning about the Weather Second Grade Earth Science

3 Exploring Weather

4 Weather and Climate What is Weather? Weather is what it is like outside right now What is Climate? Climate is what the weather is usually like. … let’s learn more!

5 What is the weather like today in Tucson? Click on the picture to find out! Close the browser to come back here

6 What is the climate like in Tucson? Click on the picture to find out! Close the browser to come back here

7 What are clouds? Clouds are collections of tiny drops of water or tiny crystals of ice floating in the sky The water evaporates from all over the earth as water vapor and as the air cools water droplets or ice crystals form into clouds … let’s learn more about clouds When you are done with all 3 kinds of clouds, click the ? and take a quick quiz!

8 There are 3 main types of clouds Hover to hear their names Click to learn more about them All images courtesy

9 Cirrus Clouds Wispy and thin White or mostly white Patches or narrow bands. Cirrus clouds often have a hair-like appearance Sometimes called Mare’s Tail What are they like?

10 Cirrus Clouds Composed of ice crystals What are they made of?

11 Cirrus Clouds High-level clouds (20,000 feet or higher) Where do we find them?

12 Cirrus Clouds Cirrus clouds mean fair weather is coming! … It’s picnic time! What do they mean?

13 Cumulus Clouds Detached, puffy, dense Sharp outlines and fun shapes Shaped like domes, mounds, or towers Tops rounded and bases more flat Look like popcorn or cotton balls What are they like?

14 Cumulus Clouds Composed mainly of water vapor Can also be composed of ice crystals when temperatures are cold enough What are they made of?

15 Cumulus Clouds Mid-level clouds. In warmer areas, the base of the cumulus clouds is usually up to 8,000ft (2,400m) In dry and mountainous areas, the cloud base can be higher than 20,000ft (6,000m). Where do we find them?

16 Cumulus Clouds Small- or medium-sized puffy cumulus are often seen in times of fair weather. But … cumulus clouds can mean a storm is coming. Cirrus clouds grow vertically into cumulonimbus storm clouds which may bring heavy rain, lightning, severe and strong winds, hail, and even tornadoes. What do they mean?

17 Stratus Clouds Flat, featureless clouds varying in color from dark gray to nearly white. Like a blanket What are they like?

18 Stratus Clouds Composed of water droplets When temperatures are cold enough, these clouds may also contain ice particles and snow. What are they made of?

19 Stratus Clouds Low clouds Generally lie below 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) Where do we find them?

20 Stratus Clouds Rain is coming! Don’t forget your umbrella! What do they mean?

21 Quick Quiz about Clouds 1. From what do clouds form? A. moisture released from wind B. air pollution C. water that has evaporated from the earth D. moisture released from rivers

22 You're RIGHT! Yes, clouds form from water that has evaporated from the earth. Click to go to the next question

23 Quick Quiz about Clouds 2. What happens to the water vapor in the air when the air temperature cools? A. It evaporates. B. Water droplets form. C. It dissipates into the air. D. It turns into a gas.

24 You're RIGHT! Yes, when the temperature cools water vapor becomes water droplets. Click to go to the next question

25 Quick Quiz about Clouds 3. Forecasters use clouds to help predict the weather. Which of the following may be a reason for this? A. Certain cloud types appear after storms. B. There is no other way to predict weather. C. Certain cloud types often appear before storms. D. Certain storms come from certain clouds.

26 You're RIGHT! Yes, certain cloud types appear before storms. Click to go to the next question

27 Quick Quiz about Clouds 4. Which clouds are thin and high? A. Cirrus clouds B. Cumulus clouds C. Stratus clouds

28 You're RIGHT! Yes, cirrus clouds are thin and are found high in the sky. Click to go to the next question

29 Quick Quiz about Clouds 5. Which clouds are puffy like popcorn? A. Cirrus clouds B. Cumulus clouds C. Stratus clouds

30 You're RIGHT! Yes, cumulus clouds are puffy like popcorn or cotton balls. Click to go to the next question

31 Quick Quiz about Clouds 6. Which clouds are grey and bring rain? A. Cirrus clouds B. Cumulus clouds C. Stratus clouds

32 You're RIGHT! Yes, stratus clouds are gray and bring rain! Well Done! Click to do the tutorial again or to find some fun activities you can do at home

33 Sorry! That’s not the right answer. Try again please … I know you can do it! Click to go back to the question

34 Activity for Home #1: Weather Word Finder Click the image to open and print Close the browser to come back here

35 Activity for Home #2: Leon the Lion Lightning Safety Poster Click the image to open and print Close the browser to come back here

36 Standards Information & Teacher Instructions AZ Science Standards AZ Technology Standards NETS*T Tutorial Sources Begin Student Tutorial Exit Tutorial Weather Glossary Word Finder Solution Information Literacy Standards

37 Arizona 2 nd Grade Science Content Standards Strand 6: Earth and Space Science Concept 3: Changes in the Earth and Sky Understand characteristics of weather conditions and climate. PO 3. Identify the following types of clouds: cumulus stratus cirrus PO 4. Analyze the relationship between clouds, temperature, and weather patterns.

38 AZ Technology Standards 1T-F2. Demonstrate functional operation of technology components See: Comprehensive Health {Physical Activities} (1PA-F1) and Workplace Skills (7WP-F2) PO 2. Use multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) PO 3. Access information sources (e.g., CD-ROMs, encyclopedias, pre-bookmarked Internet sites) 1T-F3. Use developmentally appropriate technology resources to access information and communicate electronically See: Language Arts (VP-F), Mathematics (1M-F7) and Workplace Skills (7WP-F1) PO 1. Operate keyboard and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices for special needs when necessary) a) Use device in response to software (e.g., point and click, arrow and enter/return keys) b) Use keyboard effectively (e.g., knows locations and function of keys, begins touch-typing strategies by grade three) PO 3. Print documents, text or image 6T-F1. Use technology resources for problem solving, self-directed learning and extended learning activities PO 1. Based on a class-defined problem, use technology to: a) collect data b) interpret data c) express a solution to the problem

39 NETS*T 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers: a. promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness c. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes d. model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments 2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETSS. Teachers: a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers: a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices. Teachers: a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies and providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources

40 Information Literacy Standards Standard 3 - The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively. Indicator 2. Integrates new information into one’s own knowledge Indicator 3. Applies information in critical thinking and problem solving Standard 5 - The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information. Indicator 2. Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats Standard 8 - The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology. Indicator 1. Respects the principles of intellectual freedom Indicator 2. Respects intellectual property rights Indicator 3. Uses information technology responsibly

41 Tutorial Sources Information about clouds - Additional backup information about clouds: Weather report - Cloud Quiz inspired by math_quiz.ppt math_quiz.ppt The first three questions in the Cloud Quiz are from – Clip art of woman with binoculars Weather collage image - All other images are Microsoft Clip Art gallery images, personal photographs or downloaded from Word Search puzzle - Leon Lightning Safety coloring poster -

42 Weather glossary “The state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.” “Weather refers to these conditions at a given point in time (e.g., today's high temperature)” “Climate refers to the "average" weather conditions for an area over a long period of time (e.g., the average high temperature for today's date).” “Clouds are a visible aggregate of minute water droplets or ice particles in the atmosphere above the Earth's surface.”

43 Word Finder Solution Click to open and print

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