read at grade level. Use a computer to type (or be able to learn how)
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.
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.
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.