Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science with NASA: 1st Grade Weather

This lesson has kids discussing weather, writing presentations to present orally and following instructions.
Course: 1st Grade
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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.

Audience

Technical Notes

LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET

Requirements

Some reading and computer skills helpful. Social skills a plus

Topics

Language Arts, Science, and Technology

Learning Objectives

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