Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.
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Boost your instruction of weather with a quick and engaging in-class activity. Suggestions for extensions and related lessons are also included for deeper exploration of weather principles.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
- name and identify different types of weather
- explain what causes different types of weather
- apply symbols to weather conditions
30 minutes to 1 hour
- Notebook paper
- Pens or pencils
- Tablets, computers, or projector to access lesson
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4: Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7: Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
- Air mass
- Cold front
- Warm front
- Stationary front
- Occluded front
- Begin by playing the Study.com video lesson Weather: Definition & Types for the class.
- Next, ask students pick their favorite city.
- Once they have selected a city, have them use the paper and pens/pencils to create a mock weather report using the terminology, symbols, and principles presented in the video lesson to explain the forecast for their selected city.
- Upon completion of the mock weather forecast, students should complete the quiz associated with the lesson.
- Have students create videos of themselves posing as weather forecasters to present the weather for their chosen city.
- Ask students to keep a weather log for a week or longer to track the weather in their hometown.
- Have students research recent weather events throughout the country and explain why and how they occurred.
Weather Lesson Plan
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