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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: NASA RESOURCE DRIVEN INSTRUCTION: WEATHER, WEATHER, WEATHER
Submitted by: Troy Tenhet on Mar 07, 2005
Date Last Modified: Jul 07, 2005
Title: Language Arts and Science with NASA: 1st Grade Weather
Description: This lesson has kids discussing weather, writing presentations to present orally and following instructions.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 2-5 days
Topics: Language Arts, Science, and Technology
Course: 1st Grade
Audience: Grade School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Some reading and computer skills helpful. Social skills a plus
Learning Objectives: 1. Students will know that weather changes daily.
2. Students will deliver oral presentation.
3. Students will follow instructions.
Technical Notes: LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET
Text of Learning Exercise: Grade Level: First Grade

Lesson Title: Weather, Weather, Weather

Objectives: 1. Students will know that weather changes daily.
2. Students will deliver oral presentation.
3. Students will follow instructions.

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: 1.1: Listen attentively. 1.2: Ask questions for
clarification and understanding.
1.3: Give, restate, and follow simple two-step directions.

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/getsatellite.html

Anticipatory Set: Students will visit the site at
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/#rtsat

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instr uct as an oral
language 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.
Additional Information URL: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php
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