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Students observe weather characteristics including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, and wind and create an audio podcast of a weather report. This lesson plan is directed towards a lower elementary audience.
Observing the weather this way is so much more exciting than the traditional method of filling in a daily graph. I imagine that students will feel very motivated by this lesson because they will have a real purpose to collect data for their weather report. I like the way this lesson gives students a chance to step into the shoes of a weather reporter. I also like the way a product is created that can be shared with families at home. I would definitely use this lesson in my classroom.