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What is weather?

  • 25 May 2018
  • Posted by: Alexia Clarke
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What is weather?
Students’ age range: 12-14
Topic: Weather and Climate
Description: Introduction: Teacher will welcome class and ask for students to pay attention and watch a clip.-(weather being done right by chief Meterologist Basil Dean) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJsfFK1loU 48 sec -1:27. Teacher will then probe students asking what are we watching? What part of the world is this? How do you know? Teacher will go on to confirm that the topic today is What is weather?

Review: Teacher will then have student groups to model a kwl chart that she is drawing on the board on chart paper. Teacher will ask student groups to write 3 things down that they know about weather in the k side of the chart. Teacher will then have students share their prior knowledge with the class and record one response from each group in the k side of the chart. After teacher will ask for students to write 3 questions they have or things they want to learn on the L side of the chart.
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Teacher will then ask probing to get students to come up with the definition of weather. Students will answer probing questions to come up with the definition of weather.
Teacher will record definition on the board. Students will mimic this by recording definition in their notebooks.
Teacher will continue to probe and ask students who Mr Dean is? What is his role? Why is this an essential part of every newscast? Teacher will record responses that have definitions. Students will respond to probing questions.
Students will record definitions in their books.
Teacher will play the weather report video again from where it left off to 1:30-1:50. Teacher will then ask what does Mr. Dean refer to this section of the report as. Why would a person want to listen to this part? Students will listen to the next section of weather report and answer probing questions. Students will verbally give a reason why a person may want to listen to this section.
Teacher will then continue to probing highlighting the fact that Basil Dean report included numbers for various things. Teacher will instruct each group to name three things that Basil Dean mentioned. Students will write down three things that Basil Dean discussed involving numbers or measurements.
Teacher will explain that these things are what makes up the weather or the various changes in the atmosphere and are called weather elements. Students will actively listen to teacher’s explanation.
Teacher will then hand out short poem to each group what makes the weather. Teacher will have one student from each group read poem aloud then instruct students to fill out answers about weather elements in their notebooks based on poem. Students will listen to poem being read then fill out answers in notebooks.
Teacher will reveal the answers of the poem. Students will mark their responses.
Teacher will then give student groups an index card. Students will use the map of the world in the map center to locate the assigned destination and give a few seconds weather report based on the information on index card.

Conclusion: Teacher will conclude the lesson by having students choose the exit ticket weather. Teacher will ask students to answer critical thinking question on exit ticket. If one wanted to travel abroad what part of Basil’s (weatherman) report would I mostly be interested in?

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