Fun and rigorous way for upper elementary students to prove and showcase what they have learned at the end of a weather unit.
Students will video themselves completing a weather forecast that they have created. In order to complete the project, students will use this packet that guides them through planning their forecast.
The guide includes a form for students to write their notes for the forecasts for 5 cities across the United States including the capital city of their home state. There is also a map to practice drawing the weather symbols for each of the 5 cities.
Students will know the expectations for the scripted video report from the rubric included which you will use to easily score the project.
The kids love this project, and you can even complete it at school with groups.
S4E4. Students will analyze weather charts/maps and collect weather data to predict weather events and infer patterns and seasonal changes.
b. Using a weather map, identify the fronts, temperature, and precipitation and use the information to interpret the weather conditions.
c. Use observations and records of weather conditions to predict weather patterns throughout the year.
ESS2.D: Weather and Climate
Scientists record patterns of the weather across different times and areas so that they can make predictions about what kind of weather might happen next. (3-ESS2-1)