# Unit Plan: Weather Grade: 2 By: Tasha Whetzel EDU 380.

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Unit Plan: Weather Grade: 2 By: Tasha Whetzel EDU 380

Standards SC.O.2.2.15: Describe daily and seasonal weather changes
SC.O : observe and describe different types of precipitation M.2.MD.10: draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories and solve simple put- together, take-apart and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. CCSS Math.2.OA.1: use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g. by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Objectives & CFQs Essential Question: How does weather affect us? (Lesson One) Unit Question: Why is precipitation important? (Lesson Two) Content Questions: What is weather? (Lesson One) What is a season? (Lesson One) What is precipitation? (Lesson Two) What is one way to compare amounts of precipitation over a period of time? (Lesson Three) Lesson one: Students will be able to define weather and seasons Students will be able to contrast between daily and seasonal weather changes Students will be able to describe common weather that occurs in each of the four seasons Students will understand how weather affects our lives

Objectives Continued Lesson Two:
Students will be able to define precipitation Students will be able to describe different types of precipitation Students will be able to identify different types of precipitation given a set of images Students will be able to describe why precipitation is important to us Lesson Three: Given a set of precipitation data, students will be able to draw a picture and bar graph Given a graph and/or set of data, students will be able to answer questions and solve math problems about amounts of precipitation Given a set of rainfall data, students will be able to make a bar graph using Microsoft Excel

Technology Lesson One: digital images video Weebly blogs Smart Board
Internet computers or laptops Lesson Two: videos (from video exploration project) Weebly blogs Smart board internet computers or laptops Lesson Three: Screencast Video Microsoft Excel internet Smart Board computers or laptops

21st Century Skills Creativity & Innovation:
Lesson One: Students demonstrate creativity by choosing images and creating their own “Animoto” video. Lesson Two: During part of the blog activity, students create their own sentences using weather vocabulary. Lesson Three: Students create picture graphs on poster paper. Students also can alter their graphs’ colors and features on the Microsoft Excel activity as long as it’s still a bar graph with the correct data.

21st Century Skills Continued
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Lesson One: Students will answer questions throughout the lesson that involves critical thinking, such as: How does weather affect our lives? Lesson Two: Students will answer questions throughout lesson and fill out a KWL chart. Lesson Three: Students will be asked questions about graphs and data throughout the lesson. Students will have to solve mathematical equations to answer questions about graphs.

21st Century Skills Communication & Collaboration:
Lesson One: Students work in pairs during Digital Images Project. Students will collaborate to choose images and share why they are choosing their images. Students also collaborate to answer questions on the Blog assignment. Lesson Two: Students “pair share” their worksheets during Video 2 Activity. Students also collaborate on blogs. During the follow-up activity, students work in groups of four to match vocabulary with images and descriptions. Lesson Three: Students work in pairs to create bar and picture graphs, as well as answer questions about the graphs and data.

Assessments Lesson One:
Questioning (informal) - Students will be asked questions through the lesson. Example: How does weather affect our lives? Digital Images Project- Students will create their own digital images video Blog- Students will post a blog demonstrating their knowledge of the lesson objectives Test- This a formative test that will cover the lesson objectives

Assessments Lesson Two:
Questioning & Worksheet (both informal)- Students will be asked questions throughout the lesson. Students will complete a worksheet that goes along with the second video. KWL chart- Students will complete this during and after viewing a weather vocabulary video. Blog- Students will post a blog demonstrating their knowledge of the lesson objectives Test- This a formative test that will cover the lesson objectives

Assessments Lesson Three:
Questioning (informal)- Students will be asked questions throughout the lesson. Two Graphing Activities (One informal)- Students will practice drawing picture and bar graphs showing precipitation data. Microsoft Excel Activity- After given a set of data, students will make a bar graph on a laptop or computer. Test- a formative test that will demonstrate students’ knowledge of bar and picture graphs.