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Weather Unit

Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Weather Unit
Product Description
**In order to get the greatest use out of this product, please purchase the Weather Meteorology Journal or the combo listed on our store.**

This unit does not include any worksheets as well, just FYI.

My Weather Unit is a great resource to use for students when studying weather. This unit includes a lot of hands on experiments as well and is used to its greatest potential when used with the Weather Journal.

Lesson 1: Weather versus Climate: An Introduction to Meteorology
Lesson Objective:
For students to recognize and assess the processes and interactions of Earth’s systems and the structure and dynamics of Earn and other objects in space.
Unit Goals: Students will study of all the processes that take place in the atmosphere and their
Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students will learn the difference between weather and climate; meteorology and meteorologist. Students will then learn how climate is different around the world based on where the sun is and the tilt of the Earth’s axis.

Lesson 2: Layers of the Atmosphere and Heating of the Earth
Lesson Objective:
Students recognize the processes and interactions of Earth’s systems and the structure and dynamics of Earth and other objects in space. Students understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understanding common connections among scientific disciplines.
Lesson Description:
Students will learn about the different layers of the atmosphere and what the importance is to each layer. Students will also watch an experiment that will show that warm air always rises.

Lesson 3: Air Pressure and Barometers
Lesson Objective:
Students will recognize and assess the processes and interactions of Earth’s systems and the structure and dynamics of Earth and other objects in space. Students will also understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understanding common connections among scientific disciplines. At the end of the lesson students will take home their own barometer to use at home.
Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students will learn about air pressure and barometers. Then students will make their own barometer to use for their barometric data sheet. Students will then record their data for five days to see what the barometric and air pressure has been for the week.

Lesson 4: Air Movement
Lesson Objective:
Students recognize the processes and interactions of Earth’s systems and the structure and dynamics of Earth and other objects in space. They will also need to understand that science involves a particular way of knowing and understanding common connections among scientific disciplines. Students will also describe existing weather conditions by collecting and recording weather data.
Lesson Description:
Students will learn about the importance of air movement and the history of anemometers. Then students will construct their own anemometers to take home.

Lesson 5: Water Cycle
Lesson Objective:
Students will comprehend more about the water cycle and what evaporation, precipitation, and condensation. Students will do two hands on activities to help them better understand this process as well.
Lesson Description:
Students will perform two experiments that focus on the water cycle and then we will discuss those experiments and talk about what we learned. Students will also learn the basics of the water cycle and what each part of the cycle means.

Lesson 6: Cloud Types
Lesson Objective:
Students will learn more about the different cloud types and conduct an experiment on making clouds. Students will also make a cloud craft project that has the three most common cloud types on it and write their own story based on the book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”.
Lesson Description:
Students will watch me perform an experiment of what happens when a cloud becomes so heavy it rains after we have discussed the different types of clouds in the atmosphere. Students will then listen to two stories one called The Cloud Book and the other Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. After I have read them the two books, they will complete a set of worksheets and write their own ending to the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Lesson 7: Warm and Cold Fronts
Lesson Objective:
Students will learn more about how to recognize and be knowledgeable of the processes and interactions of Earth's systems and understanding common connections among scientific disciplines. Students will recognize and label different fronts and their characteristics.
Lesson Description:
Students will learn about warm and cold fronts. After they have learned about fronts they will then work on worksheets that ask them to identify cold and warm fronts and answer questions based on a weather map they are given.

Lesson 8: Severe Weather
Lesson Objective:
Students will learn more about severe weather and how they can better prepare themselves if they encounter severe weather.
Lesson Description:
Students will watch experiments for tornado and hurricane. After they have seen the experiments, students will then learn about tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis in detail. Students will also be briefed on other severe weather that may occur. Finally, students will complete a set of worksheets based on what we have just learned.

Lesson 9: Being a Meteorologist Part 1
Lesson Objective:
Students will investigate and construct a weather forecast and demonstrate their knowledge of weather by designing their weather segment for presentation to the class in our next lesson.
Lesson Description:
Students will be briefed on what their final report will be. This will be the planning stage of their report in which they will present their report to the class the next day. For this lesson specifically, students will prepare what they need to say in their report as well as get their map of the nation done to use in their report.

Lesson 10: Being a Meteorologist Part 2
Lesson Objective:
Students will give a two minute speech based on the meteorology forecast they created. Students will give a report as if they were a meteorologist live on television giving the weather to viewers. They will explain what the weather is going to be like across the United States and what to expect in certain areas. Students will also be required to use weather vocabulary terms we have studied throughout this unit.
Lesson Description:
This is the students culminating report where they will use all of their previous knowledge and do their weather report in front of the class. Each student will be required to speak no more than two minutes.

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Total Pages
52 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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