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Fifth graders study the different types of clouds. In this weather lesson, 5th graders use the study of clouds as a gateway to studying storms, precipitation, wind and climate. This lesson utilizes teacher demonstrations and student worksheets over the course of five days.
Students investigate the wind. They create an instrument to measure the speed of the wind and record the speed over several days. Students construct a weather vane to measure and record the direction of the wind. They investigate how the wind can be put to work and build a simple machine that is powered by the wind.
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a read aloud. This is a unit with at least eight lessons, and handouts are included.
Pupils complete activities to learn about wind. In this wind instructional activity, students study wind in an open field and use a kite to complete their observations. Pupils make a series of drawings to show how they flew their kites and explain the process of flying a kite.