The Weather module allows students to explore Earth’s ordinary and extreme weather in safety. Activities include using the weather information to decide what an online character should wear and learning about how to stay safe during extreme weather.
The Explore session promotes interest in and curiosity about weather and the clothes and gear needed for different types of weather. In this session, students “dress” a character appropriately for the weather. Students also participate in a teacher-led discussion that encourages them to wonder about the different things that are needed for different weather conditions. To complete the session, students work collaboratively offline to further explore different types of weather.
This Elaborate session allows students to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this session, students participate in a selection of activities that focus on science process skills and content understanding. To complete the session, students work independently, or with peers, to complete an offline activity that reinforces science process skills.
Whether rainy, sunny, cloudy, or windy, the weather describes what it’s like outside every day. Knowing the patterns of weather can help you to be prepared. In this module students explore the different types of weather and the tools needed to observe, measure and record it.
Weather is how hot or cold, or wet or dry, it is outside from day to day. Weather can be observed and measured using tools.
data, forecast, hail, measure, meteorologist, observe, precipitation, rain, rain gauge, record, severe weather, snow, temperature, thermometer, weather, wind
Students build math skills by using scientific data to make a simple line graph that shows rainfall over time. Teachers keep track of their students’ learning through scorable activities and completion reports.