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Third graders make predictions about weather and utilize weather instruments and weather reports. They match weather components with weather instruments, and demonstrate how to read a thermometer. Students also construct and use a wind vane and read and summarize weather reports.
3rd Science 5 Views 39 Downloads
Building and Using Weather Instruments
Students build set of weather instruments (anemometer, wind vane, and rain gauge) and use them to collect weather data over a period of two weeks. They compare the data collected form the home-made instruments to commercially-made models.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Operation Weather Station
Learners, in groups, build measuring instruments for a class weather station. They collect data using the instruments and actual data from a real weather station. They compare and contrast their data to that collected at a real weather station.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 66 Downloads
How do we know so much about the weather? Young scientists will learn all about the various tools used to detect changes in daily weather patterns. Each slide contains illustrations and detailed descriptions of tools, such as a thermometer, a wind vane, and barometer.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ever wonder how scientists measure shifts in weather? Share the answer to this question with a clearly organized slide show depicting various weather tools. Included are images and definitions for a barometer, thermometer, rain gauge, and wind vane.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Third graders practice making predictions about weather from conditions they observe on weather instruments and weather reports. Learners are introduced to the most basic weather reporting instruments: the thermometer, the wind vane, the anemometer, the barometer, and the rain gauge.
3rd Science 19 Views 42 Downloads
New Review Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a lesson about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather patterns and collect weather data for two weeks before deciding when to plant their class garden.
4th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Australia, Antarctica, and Oceana
Go on a traveling adventure throughout Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica! This textbook excerpt offers a full unit of study that can easily be supplemented by extra projects or research materials. Learners study maps, read about native plants and animals, consider unique geographic features, and use inference skills while reading country fact charts.
4th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Environment: Wild Wind Direction
Students examine the different types of wind patterns. Using common materials, they construct weather vanes to measure and record wind direction over a two-week period. After analyzing the data, they draw conclusions about the prvailing winds in their region.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
TE Activity: Build an Anemometer
Students determine what an anemometer is and how it measures wind speed. They decide on a place to put a wind turbine by using an anemometer. They examine the role that engineers play when using wind speed to determine a place for wind turbines.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore the ways that engineers study and harness the wind. They study the different kinds of winds and how to measure wind direction. In addition, students learn how air pressure creates winds and how engineers build and test wind turbines to harness energy from wind.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Second graders analyze the effects of sunlight on a glass of water by using the thermometer to measure its temperature. They predict and measure the difference between water outside in the sun and shade and inside. They role-play a game with weather clothing.
2nd Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Operation Weather Station
Students work in cooperative groups to create a working weather station. Tkey use the weather station to collect weather data over a one-week period. Students compare the data from their weather station to actual weather information from newspapers or online sources.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 41 Downloads
Meet the Weather Scientist
Fourth graders collect, record and analyze data using simple weather instruments or use weather resources to comprehend weather. They comprehend that scientists are very important people in today's world. Pupils look at cloud types to predict the weather conditions.
4th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads