Through a week of activities, students will investigate aspects of winter weather such as temperature and wind. Students will also familiarize themselves with weather-related words.
- Learn winter weather vocabulary
- Write about a weather experience
- Learn about thermometers and freezing point
- Practice taking temperature readings with a thermometer
- Discover the properties of wind
Group assessment will take place by asking students to respond orally to questions about what makes wind and how air temperature is measured.
- Was the estimated time sufficient to complete the lessons?
- Did students improve their weather vocabulary?
- Do students understand how to read a thermometer?
- Do students connect air temperature to the concept of cold weather?
- Do students understand that the change in air temperature causes the wind to blow?
- Did students express their understanding of winter weather in their writing assignments?
- Were the outdoor activities too chaotic?
Teach students weather-related vocabulary words and use descriptive language to communicate about winter weather and kick off the unit.
Teach students about cold weather and freezing temperatures by demonstrating how to measuring air temperature and having students conduct daily temperature checks.
Take students outside to use vocabulary, movement, and props to explore winter weather concepts such as wind and storms.
Teach students about wind properties with a hot-air balloon experiment and wind-themed poetry writing.
Review what students have learned about winter weather and create pinwheels for a "wind garden."