Weather

For students of 5th to 5th grade.

Topic:  Weather (WebQuest) 

Grade Level:  5; 6-50 minute class periods

Web Link:  http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/schoolpages/ballscreek/sweaver/weather/weatherindex.htm

Materials:  Computer lab with internet access
            MS PowerPoint/Photostory
            Weather Terms List
            www.flickr.com

Objectives:  NCSCOS 5th Grade Science-The learner will conduct investigations and use appropriate technology to build an understanding of weather and climate. 

Previous Knowledge:  We have discussed and investigated the water cycle, weather measurement, weather tools and cloud types.  We have also practiced using MS PowerPoint and Photostory to create presentations.

Introduction:  Today we will begin creating our digital encyclopedias using either MS PowerPoint or Photostory.  Students will create an attractive cover for their presentation that states the title of their encyclopedia and each partner's name.  Next, students will place each term from the worksheet provided into one of the following categories:

       1)  Cloud Types   
       2)  Water Cycle Terms
       3)  Weather Measurement Terms
       4)  Weather Tools
       5)  Miscellaneous