Seasons Lesson & Career Exploration for MS-ESS1-1: Be a Meteorologist!

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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The weather, according to you!

Through an interactive online simulation, students act as meteorologists to investigate the occurrence of seasons. Students apply what they have learned to create an engaging weathercast for any city in the world, explaining what causes the weather and seasons. This lesson plan is aligned with MS-ESS1-1. Purchase includes:

1. 90 minute in-person lesson plan written in 5E format, including fun, real-world weathercast assessment

2. access to corresponding meteorologist online career resources including virtual job shadow youtube video, fun career focused activity, and career information sheet in English and Spanish

3. comprehensive answer key

4. student worksheet pack to scaffold students through all lesson components

To be successful in this lesson students should have a basic familiarity with longitude, latitude, axis, rotation, and tilt. This resource works best with in-person learning.

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.


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