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Seventh graders review the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world. They focus their attention on extreme weather phenomena such as: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought. Pupils draw a complete water cycle and place the weather phenomena in the correct area of the water cycle.
Seventh graders investigate the water cycle and how it is relates to our weather.  In this weather and water cycle lesson students make weather observations and use data to explore weather phenomena.

Weather or Not

2nd - 8th
Students explore common weather phenomena in the U.S., including seasons, precipitation, and extreme weather. Using Inspiration software, they develop graphic organizers to show the concepts they have studied. Finally, they make an oral presentation.
Students observe the sky and weather to gather data. They conduct experiments to answer questions about the sky and weather phenomena. They measure, analyze and present data. They create sky windows by gluing sky colored paint chips around a frame and compare colors to those found in the sky.
Students record weather for a period of one month. In this weather lesson, students observe weather for one month on a large pictograph. Students record clouds, wind, temperature and any other weather conditions they observe. Students study their pictograph to find weather patterns.
Fifth graders identify the causes and effects of several different kinds of severe weather phenomenon. They read an excerpt from John Muir's book The Mountains of California and research one of the following severe weather phenomena using the Internet and library resources; thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, and flooding.
Students discover the influences naturally occuring weather phenomena have on climate. They use a map to complete a worksheet about Canada's climate zones and the movement of air masses from season to season.
Young scholars keep a weather pictograph in a journal for one month and compare their pictographs and change over time. For this weather lesson plan, students identify patterns and compare their observations with their classmates.
Seventh graders investigate the physical states of water and about weather observations in the fourth grade when studying Earth and Space Sciences.This unit represents the next phase of learning about the topics of water and the weather.
Seventh graders examine the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world.  In this weather events lesson students study the water cycle and how it impacts weather.

Weather Basics

6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the basics of weather and the different factors that affect it.  In this weather basics lesson students describe the role the sun plays in the Earth's weather system. 
Students research weather patterns. In this weather lesson, students read Chester Noongwook's Rules of Weather Observation and keep a weather journal for one month. Students observe the weather patterns throughout the month.


3rd - 10th
Students determine how to read and record weather data. They use maps, legends, graphs, charts and lists. They read a Washington Post article entitled, "Hi, Sky: How Weather Works."

Solar Storms

8th - 10th
In this solar storms learning exercise, students use an on line source to read newspaper stories about scientific theories and hypothesis related to space weather phenomena. Students answer 7 questions about past solar storms and compare ideas of early times to recent theories.

The Weather

9th - 12th
Students explore earth science by reading articles in class. In this weather identification lesson, students analyze weather science articles on the Internet and view their own local weather patterns as well. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and complete several weather worksheets.
In this weather instructional activity, students click on the links in the questions about weather to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 17 questions total.
Convection is offered as the reason behind our weather phenomena. This presentation assumes that viewers are familiar with the methods of heat transfer, and is therefore more geared toward middle-school meteorologists. The focus is on the intertropical convergence zone, the Coriolis effect, pressure systems, and fronts. A ten-question quiz is given at the end of this visually stimulating and thorough PowerPoint.
Students research the effects of day-to-day weather on animal migrations, plant growth and other seasonal events. They consult maps, observe and record local conditions, keep journals and use their collected data check hypotheses.
In this weather worksheet, students discuss differences in sets of weather related words, match the phonemic pronunciation of beginnings of words with endings, match adjectives to form collocations, and complete short answer questions.
Students investigate global warming through initial discussion of recent findings regarding weather patterns. They act as city planning 'committees' concerned with how the trends in global warming affect the agriculture and industries.

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