Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science with NASA: The Earth's Weather

This lesson is about learning about weather, learning to read, and using the Internet.
Course: 1st Grade
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Exercise

Grade Level: First Grade

Lesson Title: Earth's Climate

Objectives: 1. Students will read Internet print media.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.

CDE Science: Earth Science 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. 3c: Students know the sun warms the land, air, and
water.

CDE Language Arts: Reading: Concepts About Print: 1.1: Match oral words to
printed words. 1.2: Identify the title and author of a reading selection. 1.3:
Identify letters, words, and sentences. 1.16: Read aloud with fluency in a
manner that sounds like natural speech.

NETS: #1: Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output
devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs,
audiotapes, and other technologies. #2: Use a variety of media and technology
resources for directed and independent learning activities. #3: Communicate
about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology. #5:
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others
when using technology in the classroom.

Website:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/earth/weather_climate/weather_climate_index.cfm

Anticipatory Set: Students will visit site at
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/1211millenium.html

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as an oral
language (reading) 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.

Audience

Technical Notes

LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET FEED

Requirements

Some reading and students should be familiar with Internet print media.

Topics

Science, Language Arts, and Technology

Learning Objectives

1. Students will read Internet print media.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.