This page was created on October 12, 2014 and last updated on: September 2, 2019
Investigation 1: What is Weather?
air, atmosphere, local weather
Investigation 2: Heating Earth
conduction, convection, color & energy transfer
Investigation 3: Water Planet
condensation, evaporation, water cycle
Investigation 4: Weather & Climate
severe weather, weather maps, climate
Heat Scholastic Study Jam
Weather on Earth
Nonfiction Reading Counts BINGO
We recently completed a nonfiction Reading Counts project extending our learning about Earth's weather to compliment our FOSS Science Investigations “Weather on Earth”. We were challenged to fill a nonfiction BINGO board with our 5 nonfiction selections, recording our Reading Counts nonfiction quiz success. … but we weren’t quite done… Opening a Word document template created by Mrs. Dingman, we typed our selected title information and Reading Counts quiz dates in the row, column, or diagonal we selected on each of our BINGO boards. We practiced using the Underline tool button, correctly underlining our nonfiction titles. And, we practiced how to shade each of the 5 cells in our BINGO boards, highlighting the row, column, or diagonal we chose. We were all nonfiction Weather BINGO winners! Mrs. Dingman was proud to display our BINGO board creations on our hallway bulletin board.
This Science/Integrated Reading & Technology project met with the following Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards:
PA Academic Science Standards 3.3.5 Earth and Space Sciences/ 3.7.5 Technological Devices
PA Core ELA E05.B-K.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of key ideas and details in informational texts
Excel-lent Weather Factor Graphing
Our most recent Excel project explored a variety of weather factors over a 5-day period, extending the learning of our FOSS Science Weather on Earth unit. Working in small groups, we each used an online weather resource to track and record local weather factors. Our groups investigated temperature, humidity, wind speed, cloud cover, and air pressure.
We each learned how to use Excel to create line graphs showing change over time, independently following a written checklist. We enjoyed discussing patterns we observed and how weather factors may connect.
Our confidence and competence using the available technology continues to grow!
This project met the following Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards:
PA Core Math M05.D-M.2.1.2 Display and Interpret Data
PA Science Academic Standard 3.7.5 Technological Devices
PA Science Academic Standard 3.3.5 Earth and Space Sciences
Weather Factor Graphing 2015
Nonfiction Reading Counts BINGO 2015
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