Reading can help. Ability to work with others and follow directions. Some familiarity with Internet a plus.
1. Students will know that weather changes daily. 2. Students will write a narrative. 3. Students will create a bar graph.
LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET A MUST
Text of Learning Exercise:
Grade Level: First Grade
Lesson Title: Changing Temperatures
Objectives: 1. Students will know that weather changes daily. 2. Students will write a narrative. 3. Students will create a bar graph.
CDE Science: Earth Sciences 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. Investigation and Experimentation 4c: Record observations on a bar graph.
CDE Language Arts: Writing: Organization and Focus 1.1: Select a focus when writing. 1.2: Use descriptive words when writing.
NETS: #5: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom. #6: Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology. #7: Practice responsible use of technology systems and software.
Anticipatory Set: Students will visit the site at http://www.eurekalert.org
Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as a writing project. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor the use of the Internet. 5. Create a bar graph.
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. 5. Create bar graph.
Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time. Formal with the effort and achievement rubric.