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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: NASA RESOURCE DRIVEN INSTRUCTION: MYSTERIOUS CLOUDS
Submitted by: Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. on Mar 07, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jul 05, 2005
Title: Language Arts and Science with NASA: Mysterious Weather
Description: This lesson is a discussion on weather. Students will compare weather dailies and present findings via Powerpoint.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2 weeks
Topics: Science, Language Arts, and Technology
Course: 1st Grade
Audience: Grade School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: read at grade level. Use a computer to type (or be able to learn how)
Learning Objectives: 1. Students will be able to illustrate different types of weather.
2. Students will be able to compare/contrast weather dailies.
3. Students will present findings orally with Power Point.
Technical Notes: LCD PROJECTOR, COMPUTERS, POWERPOINT, LIVE INTERNET FEED
Text of Learning Exercise: Grade Level: First Grade

Lesson Title: Mysterious Clouds

Objectives: 1. Students will be able to illustrate different types of weather.
2. Students will be able to compare/contrast weather
dailies.
3. Students will present findings orally with Power
Point.

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: 4. Scientific
progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful
investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the
content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions
and perform investigations. Students will: 4a. Draw pictures that portray some
features of the thing being described. 4b. Record observations and data with
pictures, numbers, or written statements.

CDE Language Arts: Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication 1.4: Stay
on the topic when speaking. 1.5: Use descriptive words when speaking about
people, places, things, and events.

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.

Website: http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/globalwv.html

Anticipatory Set: Students will visit the site at
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/rocket_sci/satellites/

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as an art and
speaking/reading project. 3. Assess as needed to drive instruction. 4. Monitor
the use of the Internet. 5. Employ the use of graphic organizers. 6. Teach the
tech side (PPT.).

Critical Student Tasks: 1. Vigorously 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 and share drawings. 6. Create
PPT. Presentation.

Assessment: Informal as needed with observations by teacher during class time.
Formal with the effort and achievement rubric. Final presentation will be judged
according to E/A rubric.

Copyright 2004 Troy Tenhet Jr.
Additional Information URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
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