This project begins with the students being told that they will be going outdoors to feel the weather and make a log of it using only their senses. You will need to remind them that they should use all of the senses available to them.
1. Students will gain an appreciation of the changes in weather conditions depending on the locations where the weather is observed.
2. Students will learn the importance of data collection to answer questions.
1. Students will learn how human activity causes changes in weather.
2. Students will learn that science investigations use a variety of methods and tools to make measurements and observations.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS APPLICATION
ESS2.D – Weather and Climate
ESS3.C – Human impact on Earth Systems
CCSS-6-8.2 – Obtain, evaluate & communicate information
The lesson contains Teacher Pages with suggestions for Student Discussion plus a student activity to help students record their impression of the weather during their observation.
John F. Gardner
The Environmental Ed Guy