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In this seasons and weather instructional activity, students take notes in a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer six comprehension questions.
In this English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 6 multiple choice questions which require students to examine the relationships among words.
Students participate in a role play where they play clouds, the ocean, rain drops, and more in order to learn about the water cycle. In this water cycle lesson plan, students have discussions and learn vocabulary.
Investigate seasons and weather through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about changing seasons and what causes weather patterns, taking notes and answering 6 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
Learners examine Earth science by participating in a water experiment. In this water cycle lesson, students identify the importance of the sun and evaporation in the cycle of water. Learners utilize an aquarium, plastic wrap, water and a lamp to conduct an evaporation experiment.
As a part of a 9 week lesson plan, this activity focuses on how temperatures change throughout a season but are different from season to season. Students choose one season to focus on and work in a season group. Each group organizes information about their season, fill out a temperature and precipitation worksheet, and then complete a group trading card with proper information. This is just one activity that accompanies a larger lesson plan however it could stand alone.
Pupils examine the weather conditions throughout the globe. As a class, they discover the impact of snow on various types of crops. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they form raindrops and calculate the difference between five centimeters of snow and the same amount of rain.
Fifth graders write a journal about the different kinds of weather. For example, they can include hurricanes, tornadoes, sleet, snow, and other types of weather. They then write definitions of different types of weather and a short summary of them.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales, metadata, and attributes for each question, sample essays, and scoring guides for each essay prompt. The three types of assessments included (close reading multiple choice, editing multiple choice, and essay response) are designed to build the skills of learners and give feedback to instructors. Well worth a place in your curriculum library.
Pairs conduct an Internet search for a series of primary and secondary sources pertaining to the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from Georgia. Armed with information gathered, teams then debate whether the Indian Removal Act was justified and if it was constitutional.
Such a great resource and perfect for learners in Kindergarten through third grade. The class will discuss cloud types and formation, and then they'll get outside and draw as they observe the clouds they see. They'll need to take note of the weather and consider how those two things affect each other. They'll use the cloud sketches to create a series of cloudy landscape paintings that reflect their scientific observations. A rubric, examples, images, and worksheets are all included.
Small groups place sand and ice in a covered box, place the box in the sunlight, then observe as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation occur. These models serve as miniature water cycles and demonstrations of the three phases of matter that water is found in: solid, liquid, and gas. If you can afford it, purchase a few plastic shoebox-sized tubs rather than trying to use aluminum-foil-lined cardboard boxes. The foil is certain to leak and soak the cardboard leading you to need to find a new set of boxes each school year, whereas plastic tubs can be reused. This activity is part of a unit that provides tremendous teacher resources!
Family fun days are great for connecting home and school life, building strong parent/teacher relationships, and engaging students in a fun and social way. Here are several activity ideas to help you and your class run your own Family Polar Fun Day. Each of the simple stations are described, easy to create, and include learning assessments as a way to incorporate academic skills development. Tip: Make fun day global and team up with other classrooms, each class can study and run activities that showcase aspects of various regions they have studied.
Even the littlest learners can become art historians if they have the right training. For the lesson, your preschoolers discuss the piece Long Jakes as they point out all the details they notice. They discuss what mountains and mountain men looked like long ago, and then they imagine what they might look like in the future. They draw images of futuristic mountains with crayons and construction paper.
Learning to create depth when painting or drawing takes skill and the ability to understand how things should be placed on the canvas. The class will use the Charles Deas painting Long Jakes to learn about composition, sharing information about the past, and how people have a relationship with their environment. It starts with a discussion about the landscape as it relates to the man in the image. Then, the instructional activity turns to the art of creating perspective as the class uses overlapping images to create a foreground, middle ground, and background.
Open with a discussion on weather and climate and then explain how tree rings can provide scientists with information about the earth's past climate. Pupils analyze graphics of simulated tree rings from various US locations for the environmental conditions over the seasons and years. Finally, they visit the My NASA Data website in order to compare their simulation data.
Students experiment with bunsen burners and beakers of water to see how the earth's atmosphere acts like a thermometer. They explain how temperature causes movement in the air and how warm and cold fronts cause weather changes.
A clear presentation on compound sentences and semi-colons, is available for your use. You might split this up over two or three days so that you can focus in on one topic at a time. The animations are sophisticated and help to clarify the information. Note: he slides include some complicated grammatical terminology.
Pupils listen to a teacher reading of The Little Red Hen, identify the story elements and sequence them. They talk about different jobs associated with providing food and act out a play based on the story. Be aware that although several Common Core standards are listed by the publisher, they do not give specifics about how each portion of the lesson plan might meet them. You will need to think through this if you are working on the Common Core.
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the Farmer's Almanac to conducting various related scientific experiments. Considering the large amount of standards the resource cites, there could be more detailed procedures.