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Learning Exercise

Submitted by: Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. on Mar 07, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jul 05, 2005
Title: Language Arts and Science with NASA: The Changing Temperatures
Description: This lesson finds kids writing narratives about temperature. Keep it simple! Working together with the Internet as a resource. Working on a task with focus is another concept here.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2-5 days
Topics: Science, Language Arts, and Technology
Course: 1st Grade
Audience: Grade School
Prerequisites Skills: Reading can help. Ability to work with others and follow directions. Some familiarity with Internet a plus.
Learning Objectives: 1. Students will know that weather changes daily.
2. Students will write a narrative.
3. Students will create a bar graph.
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 /pub_releases/2004-05/njio-uci052104.php

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.
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