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#2866. The weather the during four season

Science, level: Pre-School
Posted Sun May 18 21:21:00 PDT 2003 by lawahed (u9922971@zu.ac.ae).
Zayed University , UAE
Materials Required: internet
Activity Time: 4 weeks
Concepts Taught: science


Basic Information
Grade level: grade 3
Content Area: Technology, Science
Skills to be included in the unit: Reading, listening, cooperation, following instructions, familiar with a computer, and writing, Speaking, Discussions, collecting and gathering information, searching in the Internet and websites

Essential questions
What are the aspects of the weather?
What are the four seasons?
Is the weather is the same in the four seasons

Creative name for the unit
"The weather during the four Seasons"


The students Activities
Task1
Description:
In this activity the students will watch a video tape about the aspects of weather (rain, wind, temperature,. . ..) then I will give them a worksheets(seepage4) that contain a several questions and after that, the students must answer these questions based on what they saw. Then I will discuss with the students the answers of the questions.
Materials: Projector, videotape, video, worksheets
Content Area: Science
Multiple intelligence which are addressed: visual-spatial Intelligence, linguistic intelligence, Intrapersonal Intelligence
Thinking process that is used: Observations and Inferences
Assessment:
Ask students to explain what they have observed and discuss their responses.
Ask what they learned.


Task2
Description:
Ask the student to visit a website and answer the questions which are in the website.
Materials: computers connected with the Internet,
Website: http://userpages.umbc.edu/~skim3/lessonplans/Seasons.htm#

Content Area: Computer, Science
Multiple intelligence which are addressed: Intrapersonal Intelligence
Thinking process that is used: Questioning
Assessment: *Observe the students during doing the exercise which is on the Internet.
*Completed activity

Task3
Description:
After I read a book about the four seasons, I will design a different corner of the classroom for each season. Then I will ask the students to go to the corner which represents their favorite season, and disuse with each other about the season and how the weather is in that season and what that season bring. After that I will discuss with the each group. Each student should be ready to share one idea with the whole class, different from the other members in their group. Ideas should include topics discussed from the reading books. And after finishing from discussing, I will ask if anybody wants to change their mind about their choice based on what they heard from the different groups. Why?

Content Area: Science
Materials: Book about the seasons
Multiple intelligence which are addressed: Interpersonal Intelligence, Linguistic Intelligence
Thinking process that is used: Communicate, comparing and describing seasons
Assessment:
*Through discussion of the students (while they are in work groups) and their comments I will see and observe the students to make sure that all students in each group are involving in the discussion.

*Listen to the children and see if they can properly illustrate the seasons.

*Invite one student from each group to demonstrate how the weather looks like in their favorite season.

*Participation


Task 4
I will give the students worksheets(seepage5), this worksheet contain questions about the temperature and current season in several countries in the world, and to answer these question the students have to visit a website and find out the weather of the country , then predict the current season in that country.
Content Area: Science
Materials: worksheets, computers connected with the Internet,
Website: http://www.countryreports.org/weather.htm

Multiple intelligence which are addressed: Interpersonal Intelligence, Linguistic Intelligence, logical Intelligence.
Thinking process that is used: prediction, gather the information and analyzing data.
Assessment:
*Observe the students during they are working.
*Ask the students to share what they found with each others and then I will discuss their answers and responses.
* Completed activity


Task 5
Take the class for a nature walk. And ask them to write small report about the current season and how did they know (what can they see, hear, smell, and touch that are signs of the current season).
Content Area: Science
Materials: bus for the trip.
Multiple intelligence which are addressed: Kinesthetic Intelligence, Linguistic Intelligence, Intrapersonal Intelligence.
Thinking process that is used: Questioning, prediction, Exploring and Investigating
Assessment:
*After we return back to the school I will ask he students get back together for one final meeting. And ask them to look through their report and share what they found. Then each Student will describe what he/she find and wrote in the journal.

* Participated in class discussion

Task6
Description:
The students will work in groups to make a book about one season. First I will divide the students into four groups. Each group will represent one season. Each group will make book contain information about the season such as the character of that season and when this season start and how it's long and other information about weather, types of clothing, holidays, and recreational activities. Also they have to draw a cute picture show how is the weather and what people do and wear in that season that they choose. The students will make this book by using MS word and paint program. After they finish they have to print it and put it in file.
Content Area: Science, Computer, Art
Materials: computer connected with printers and has MS Word and paint program, Internet,
Websites: http://www.smarterkids.com/rescenter/library/articles.asp?article=1811&redir=true
http://niovi.aueb.gr/~nts/seasons.htm
Multiple intelligence which are addressed: Interpersonal Intelligence, Naturalist
Thinking process that is used: Using Resources/Gathering Information, Communicating, Collecting, Organize the information, collaboration and communication, using drawing in describing season
Assessment: see page7

Subject Computer& Technology ART Science
1. Search in the Internet
2. Use the pain program to draw picture
3. Use the Ms Word 1.Draw Picture 1.Study the weather during seasons


List of Resources


From seeing the video tape find out . . ...


1. How many aspects of the weather that you saw in the video tape?


2. What are the aspects of the weather that you saw in the video tape?

3. What are the main Advantaged of these two aspects of the weather?

Winds

Rains


4. What are the disadvantages of each aspect of weather?

Winds

Rains


5. Is the temperature is the same in all countries?



Exercise
1. Visit this website: http://www.countryreports.org/weather.htm

2. Find the temperatures of these countries and depending on the temperature, find out and predict the current season of the countries?
France
Tempreture:
Current season:


South of Africa
Tempreture
Current season:


Canada
Tempreture

Current season:


United Arab Emirates
Tempreture
Current season:


Gabon
Tempreture
Current season:

Russian
Tempreture
Current season

3. Write one sentence about what you think the weather is like in each of these places right now:
France
South of Africa
Canada
United Arab Emirates
Gabon
Russian
Assessment

Criteria Exceptional very good Good
Front Page Title(name of the season)
Name of the students
Attractive and original

Title(name of the season)
Name of the students
Attractive
Title(name of the season)
Name of the students

Information Organized and include all these: The mains character of the season and when this season start and how it's long and other information about weather, types of clothing, holidays, and recreational activities.



Organized and include all these: The mains character of the season and when its start and how it's long. Organized and include all these: The mains character of the season.
Format Format of the Information:
1.Headlines must be:
Font: Arial
Color: blue
Size:20pt

3.Whole paragraphs
Font: Time Romans
Color: black
Size:12
1.Headlines:
Font: Arial
Color: blue

3.Whole paragraphs
Font: Time Romans
Color: black
1.Headlines:
Font: Arial

3.Whole paragraphs
Font: Time Romans

Picture created by paint program
describe the season
attractive
beautiful
created by paint program
describe the season
attractive Created by paint program.

story Describe the picture
Your own word
Short
talk about the season
Creative
Describe the picture
Your own word
Short
Talk about the season
Describe the picture
Your own word
Short