Learning Exercise

Language Arts and Science with NASA: Water Vapor

This lesson is about reading Internet text, learning about weather, and following directions.
Course: 1st Grade
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Exercise

Grade Level: First Grade

Lesson Title: Water Vapor

Objectives: 1. Students will be able to read Internet print.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.
4. Students will review concepts of changing weather.

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.

CDE Language Arts: 1.0: Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary
Development
Students understand the basic features of reading. They select letter patterns
and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics,
syllabication, and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral
and silent 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.

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.

Website: http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/goeseastconuswv.html

Anticipatory Set: Students will visit
http://www.onlineweather.com/v4/world/owac/

Critical Teacher Tasks: 1. Facilitate discussion. 2. Instruct as a 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 TenhetJr.

Audience

Technical Notes

LCD PROJECTOR AND LIVE INTERNET NEEDED

Requirements

Read aloud to some point and able to work with peers.

Topics

Science, Language Arts, and Technology

Learning Objectives

1. Students will be able to read Internet print.
2. Students will read aloud with fluency.
3. Students will navigate a NASA website.
4. Students will review concepts of changing weather.