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Learning Exercise

Submitted by: Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. on Mar 07, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jul 07, 2005
Title: Language Arts and Science with NASA: The Earth's Weather
Description: This lesson is about learning about weather, learning to read, and using the Internet.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2-4 days
Topics: Science, Language Arts, and Technology
Course: 1st Grade
Audience: Grade School
Prerequisites Skills: Some reading and students should be familiar with Internet print media.
Learning Objectives: 1. Students will read Internet print media.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.
Text of Learning Exercise: Grade Level: First Grade

Lesson Title: Earth's Climate

Objectives: 1. Students will read Internet print media.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.

CDE Science: Earth Science 3b: Students know that the weather changes from day
to day but that trends in temperature or of rain (or snow) tend to be
predictable during a season. 3c: Students know the sun warms the land, air, and

CDE Language Arts: Reading: Concepts About Print: 1.1: Match oral words to
printed words. 1.2: Identify the title and author of a reading selection. 1.3:
Identify letters, words, and sentences. 1.16: Read aloud with fluency in a
manner that sounds like natural speech.

NETS: #1: Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output
devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs,
audiotapes, and other technologies. #2: Use a variety of media and technology
resources for directed and independent learning activities. #3: Communicate
about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology. #5:
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others
when using technology in the classroom.


Anticipatory Set: Students will visit site at

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as an oral
language (reading) project. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor
the use of the Internet.

Critical Student Tasks: 1. Actively question the instructor. 2. Use the
Internet in a responsible manner. 3. Write down observations in science journal.
4. Work collaboratively with peers.

Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time.
Formal with the effort and achievement rubric.
Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.
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