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Beginning with a brief anticipatory set on how water is commonly used, this presentation evolves into a well planned lesson on the water cycle. Students will discuss vocabulary, label the parts of the water cycle, locate where water is found, and discover what kinds of water comprise the Earth. A vocabulary quiz and answers are included.
In this weather worksheet, students conduct an experiment where they record the weather observations for a week. Then they determine the air pressure using an aneroid barometer and estimate the amount of sky covered by clouds. Students also explain the relationship between low barometric pressure and the presence of clouds and precipitation.
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.
As a part of a 9 week activity, 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 activity however it could stand alone.
Fourth graders investigate the different types of precipitation and conduct a hail experiment. They identify the types of precipitation during a slideshow, and define key vocabulary terms. Next, in small groups they follow the directions on a lab sheet and create hail using beakers, ice, salt, and thermometers.