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Students compare NASA satellite data observations with student surface measurements of snow cover and temperature. They practice data collection, data correlations, and making scientific predictions.
Second graders write a story about the snow and recognize and use new vocabulary related to snow correctly. They then be able to express their feelings about snow creatively.
Students interview Elders to learn how to predict Native ways of predicting snowfall. In this snow lesson plan, students complete worksheets provided.
Students explore snow through a variety of means. To support and differentiate learning for all the children in the class, a variety of learning tools are used to help them comprehend literary text.
Third graders read the book, Katy and the Big Snow, then discuss the basic story elements. They write examples of cause and effect, use map skills, examine the boarders on each page, and write a scenario including their own family.
Learners make snow globes to use in retelling a story. In this story retelling lesson, students use baby food jars and glitter to make snow globes. They use the snow globes as props as they retell Jane O'Connor's, Snow Globe Family.
Pupils research the ordinances about dumping snow in your community. Check with city officials and even a city Web site. They find out what other cities like yours have. Is yours typical?
Students listen to the teacher read the book, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, and create vocabulary and graphic cards from the story.
Young scholars fill three cups with snow. They record the height of snow in each cup, and allow the snow to melt. Students measure the height of the water in each glass or cup, and record their results on the worksheet. They answer questions on the worksheet about the amount of water in the snow.
High schoolers examine different samples of ice and predict the amount of snow that has fallen in a given year. Using a calculator, they graph the various thicknesses. They analyze the graphs to determine the relationship between the snow and ice thickness.
Students, through the leading questions, guided imagery, and dance, gain a greater comprehension of snow, weather, and the five senses.
Young scholars create maps of snow cover for each continent by conducting Internet research. After estimating the percentage of continental snow cover, they present their findings in letters, brochures or Powerpoint presentations.
Students explore the TI-83/84 Plus.  Studetns examine the keystrokes necessary to complete the activities that accompany the USA Today Math lesson titled When the snow is as high as an elephant.  Activities include unit conversion and statisical analysis.
Students create "Snow Folks" using children's mittens, rice, wooden balls, and various art materials in this Art lesson for grades Four and up. The lesson includes picture examples and suggestions for successful implementation of the lesson.
Students simulate sound effects from Katy and the Big Snow. They read and discuss Katy and the Big Snow, create sound effects for the objects in the book and practice sounding out beginning sounds for words. After sounding out the words, they play a game pretending they are Katy from the story and sing a song, "Katy Plowed the Town One Day."
Students explore how to create books about their towns. They read and discuss Katy and the Big Snow to identify how it relates to their community. They identify environmental print and its importance in early readers. They create books about their communities and share their books.
It's a snow day, and two brothers attending schools with different schedules each got a late start to the day. But who had the shorter school day? That's what your class will find out as they apply their knowledge of fractions to this real-world situation. Encourage students to draw pictures or number lines to support their answers. A great context to include as either guided or independent practice when teaching a lesson on comparing fractions.
Students consider the effects of climate change on snowfall and how a lack of data in snowfall collection impair climate change research. They, in groups, investigate different effects of snowfall and make recommendations to lobbyists.
Students read a book about children who like to play in the snow. In this guided reading lesson, students do a picture walk to predict what will happen in the story. Students use the illustrations and beginning sounds to figure out unfamiliar words.Students answer comprehension questions and close the lesson with a writing activity.
There are eight activity sheets for a instructional activity on the states of matter and crystal formation. Not all of them are valuable. Some even require snow to be falling outdoors! Perhaps the best this resource has to offer an activity in which learners grow borate crystals from a solution and another in which they vary the amounts of material as an experiment. Pick and choose what works for teaching upper elementary classes about matter, snowflakes, crystal formation, or the scientific method.

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