Precipitation Teacher Resources
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Water Cycle Cognitive Dictionary
What a creative way to study the water cycle! Pupils create a cognitive dictionary listing vocabulary related to the water cycle, watch a video on the water cycle, and then fill in the definitions for their vocabulary words. They add images to illustrate the meanings.
3rd Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Investigating the Climate System - Clouds
Here is a fabulous lesson on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions.
5th - 8th Science 87 Views 181 Downloads
Using Environmental Models to Determine the Effect of Acid Rain on an Ecosystem
Demonstrate to your middle school science learners how chalk breaks down in a weak acid. Discuss what affects acidic rain might have on ecosystems. Lab groups then choose one of two questions: "How does acid precipitation affect an aquatic ecosystem?
7th - 8th Science 22 Views 89 Downloads
Water Cycle (Grades 3-4)
A guide for covering the water cycle in all aspects of your multi-disciplinary class. Identify and explain natural cycles of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g., rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns). The ideas here involve building a terrarium and collecting data and many activities to stimulate reflection and personal description work.
3rd - 4th Math 28 Views 215 Downloads
Lesson 1: Confronting Climate Change: Seeing
Examine the effects of climate change on the water cycle in the first of three lessons using the IBM THINK app, which walks through the process of innovation. Learners look back through history to see which tools might help them study climate change, then perform a controlled experiment simulating the hydrologic cycle under different environmental conditions.
6th - 12th Science 47 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
6th - 12th Science 83 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sixty-one slides define weather and journey through five factors that combine to create it: temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind, and precipitation. The order of the slides may or may not be the way you want them, but they can be rearranged since concepts overlap so much.
6th - 10th Science 13 Views 19 Downloads
How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles
For the warm-up in this cool climate lesson, you will need to click on "Mapping" and then "US Mapping" once you arrive at NOAA's "US Climate at a Glance" page. Earth science explorers realize that 2012 was a warm winter for us. They read an article, "Much to Savor, and Worry About, Amid Mild Winter's Early Blooms" in The New York Times.
7th - 12th Science 6 Views 13 Downloads
Students examine what acid precipitation is and how it is produced and become acquainted with its effects on plants and animals in the Northern Forest. Students participate in three activities in which they discover common substances that are acidic, determine the approximate pH of common substances, and make acid rain.
7th - 8th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
You Can Die Here – Death Valley California
Students use Google Maps to explore the rain shadow desert. In this climate lesson plan, students use the Internet, Google Maps, and directed inquiry worksheets to understand how rain shadow deserts form. Students apply climate concepts to the maps.
8th - 10th Science 4 Views 29 Downloads
What's the Weather
Young scholars discover what meteorology is and they participate in the daily activities of meteorologists, observing the weather and recording their findings. Students also create weather instruments from household objects to help with their observations.
K - 2nd 21st Century Skills 46 Views 139 Downloads
Water Cycle Bag
Students enclose water in an airtight bag and leave it in a warm area to view the water cycle. In this water cycle lesson plan, students observe evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. They then discuss what they learned about the water cycle and analyze what they observed.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 48 Downloads
Here is a fabulous collection of lessons for your emerging meteorologists! In them, learners will utilize satellite data to determine distribution of rainfall, research global rainfall patterns, and utilize their knowledge to propose new instruments and satellite missions that can help us understand the changes in the earth's climate.
5th - 8th Science 27 Views 55 Downloads
Mathematics and Ecology: Through the Window Garden
Student discover some of the ideas and concepts that make up the topic of Ecology. They read and interpret graphs to assimilate the information that is displayed. They discover the rate of increase of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the results on the ecosystems.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Weather: It Works, or Not?
Students discover the techniques meteorologists use to examine the atmosphere. In groups, they build their own weather station and observe the various weather conditions. They identify the types of weather patterns that allow the meteorologists to make forecasts.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 51 Downloads
Hands-On Weather Data Collecting
Fifth graders use Internet sites to complete a study of weather and atmosphere. They compare weather data from cities around the world. They use thermometers, the Beaufort wind scale, and simple weather symbols to measure weather around the school.
5th 21st Century Skills 5 Views 22 Downloads