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This is a great lesson for teaching Year 4 Maths (temperature). The lesson gives students an opportunity to apply their understanding of temperature to real-life scenarios, by investigating and recording the temperature data for two cities for the upcoming week. Students can use their own devices or school-provided computers to complete this webquest. Students then transfer the data by shading in thermometers, before apply their understanding through a series of questions.
Students love this activity, and get very engaged because of the inclusion of technology. It's a great way to get them thinking about temperature and seeing how the "theory" of temperature can be used day-to-day.
This resource package provides teachers with a lesson plan and the Weather Webquest worksheet package (4 pages of activities):
* Page 1: Weather Webquest - record the temperatures of two cities over the course of a week using the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
* Page 2: Shade the thermometers to show the temperature of Perth
* Page 3: Shade the thermometers to show the temperature of Esperance
* Page 4: Answer a number of questions about the data you have collected
This resource also provides you with the ORIGINAL files, so you can edit the worksheets to reflect two cities that are more relevant to where your students live (mine live in Esperance, hence why we compared Esperance to Perth!) There is also scope for differentiation in this lesson. The details for downloading the fonts I've used are also included.
If you can spare a minute, please rate and comment below! Also consider sharing this resource via my store link (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kim-Maslin) with others and tagging me in any snaps of the webquest in use (username: @kimmaslin)
I hope you and your students enjoy! :-)
**This lesson meets the following Australian Curriculum Standards**
Year 4 Mathematics - Geometry & Measurement
Use scaled instruments to measure and compare lengths, masses, capacities and temperatures (ACMMG084)
ICT Capabilities - Level 3
Define and plan information searches: use ICT to plan an information search or generation of information, recognising some pattern within the information.