Blueprint Skills

Key:  I=Introduced, D=Developing, M=Mastered, A=Assessed

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Kindergarten Atmospheric Cycles

 

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

I

Identify daily weather conditions (e.g., hot, cool, sunny, snowy, and rainy).

Zoe’s Silly Seasons

Seasons

I

Associate clothing and activity choices with various types of weather.

Dress Jessica

What Will Bella Wear?

(Click) What's the Weather?

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Grade 1 Atmospheric Cycles

 

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

D

Recognize that weather conditions are constantly changing.

Keep Your Own Weather Journal

Weather Watcher

I

Describe weather patterns associated with the seasons.

(Click) The Weather Game

Seasons

D

Associate temperature, precipitation, and wind conditions with various types of weather.

Weather Maker

I

Identify the appropriate tool for measuring temperature, precipitation, and wind speed/direction.

Make A Thermometer

 

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Grade 3 Atmospheric Cycles

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

A

Select appropriate clothing for a given weather condition.

What is Weather? http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/weatherandpeople/index.shtml

What’s the Weather http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/AirandWeather/activities/whatstheweather.swf

 

A

Match the cloud type to a specific kind of weather.

Cloud Matching Game

Cloud Concentration

Clouds Lesson Plans

Powerpoint on Different Cloud Types

Cloud Clues http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/interactivities/clouds/cloudsread.html

D

Explain how changes in temperature, precipitation, wind speed/direction result in different weather conditions.

Weather, Seasons, and Climate

Edheads

The Weather Game http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/online/Wonline1.html

What is Weather? http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/aboutweather/index.shtml

A

Identify the season when given a description of weather, plants, and animals.

Weather World

A

Match temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and cloud conditions with different weather conditions.

How Weather Works (this would be a great sight to make specific searches on weather other weather types).

Weather Wiz Kids http://www.weatherwizkids.com/cloud.htm

A

Identify the appropriate tools to measure temperature and precipitation.

Make A Thermometer

Weather Tools  Weather Tools

WeatherInstruments http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webunits/weather/instruments.html

D

Use data to prepare an illustration of a specific day’s weather.

And Now for the Weather...

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Grade 4 Atmospheric Cycles

 

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

D

Identify and use the proper tools to measure atmospheric conditions (i.e., barometer, thermometer, anemometer, and rain gauge).

Be a Weather Watcher
Air Pressure

A

Identify the cloud type(s) associated with specific weather conditions.

Cloudy Weather Crossword

Ecokids

How Clouds Form Lesson Plan

Clouds in our Sky (Webquest for 2nd or 3rd)

Clouds

Cloud Types – Power Point Presentation

Cloud Clues - Activity

A

Choose the appropriate instrument for measuring a given atmospheric condition.

Weather Tools  Weather Tools

Weather Instruments
Weather Watch

I

Describe how oceans affect weather and climate.

Unit Oceans and Weather  Unit Oceans and Weather
Oceans

A

Identify the basic features of the water cycle.

Build Your Own Water Cycle

Diagram of Water Cycle

The Story of Water

Diagram of Water Cycle
Water Cycle

 

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Grade 5 Atmospheric Cycles

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

I

Analyze data obtained from studies of atmospheric conditions (i.e., air pressure, wind speed, and precipitation).

Earth's Atmosphere

EPA for Kids: http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/climateweather.html

 

A

Distinguish between weather and climate.

Weather vs. Climate

Internet Resource:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/

A

Predict weather conditions based on an analysis of atmospheric data.

Predicting Weather

EdHeads Predicting Weather (click Start)

Internet Resources:  http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/21.html

http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=775

I

Explain the effects of landforms on weather and climate.

Global Warming

A

Identify how various geographic features affect weather and climate.

Geographic Features Affect Cities

Internet Resource:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g35/extremeweather.html

D

Demonstrate the components and processes of the water cycle.

The Water Cycle

Drip, Drip, Drop, Water's Journey

Droplet and the Water Cycle

A

Identify the basic features of the water cycle.

Jeopardy Game

Hydrologic Cycle

Internet Resource:  http://www.kidzone.ws/water/

I

Analyze how temperature affects evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

The Water Cycle

Water: A Never Ending Story

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Grade 7 Atmospheric Cycles

 

The student will investigate the relationships among atmospheric conditions, weather, and climate.

D

Explain how conditions, such as the amount of precipitation, temperature, and wind speed affect the water cycle.

Hydrologic Cycle

A

Determine how temperature affects evaporation and condensation in the atmosphere.

Wondernet

A

Identify the detailed features of the water cycle given a diagram (i.e., evaporation, condensation, precipitation, run-off, and transpiration).

The Water Cycle (labeled)

Diagram the Water Cycle (unlabeled)

D

Record and analyze meteorological data to predict weather patterns.

Jetstream

Student Activities in Meterology

D

Use diagrams to demonstrate how atmospheric winds and ocean currents affect weather and climate.

Atmosphere  Atmosphere

A

Analyze data and make predictions about weather given a scenario.

Online Weather Scenario

A

Interpret weather data using a weather map.

Reading Weather Maps

Lesson Reading Weather Maps

I

Explain the impact of catastrophic events on climate (e.g., volcanic eruption).

Catastrophic Weather Events

The Dust Bowl

Understanding Earthquakes

Volcanoes Online

Flood!

Hurricanes

Tornadoes

Winter Storms

Global Warming

I

Research careers related to meteorology.

Meteorologist

Career:  Meteorologist

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Lesson Plans & Activities
  1. Make Your Own Weather Instruments (Grades 2+)
  2. Build Your Own Weather Station (Grades 5+)
  3. Weather Art Activities (Grades 2-5)
  4. Weather Science Experiments (Grades K+)
  5. There is A Season (Grades 1-4)
  6. Clouds (Grades 1-4)
  7. Air (Grades 1-4)
  8. Wind (Grades 1-4)
  9. Global Warming (Grades 1-4)
  10. Severe Weather (Grades 1-4)
  11. Clouds (Grades1-4)
  12. The Atmosphere (Grades 1-3)
  13. The Weather Game (Grades 3-4)
  14. Identifying Clouds (Grade 2)
  15. The Water Cycle (Grades 1-3)
  16. Greenhouse Effect (Grades 1-3)
  17. Why is the sky blue? (Grades 1-3)
  18. Cloud Unit (Grade 2)
  19. Hey, You Stole My Rain! (Grades 2-4)
  20. Condensation (Grades 2-4)
  21. Evaporation (Grades 2-4)
  22. Dressing for Weather (Grade K)
  23. I Can See and Feel the Change in the Seasons (Grade K)
  24. Windy Weather (Grade K)
  25. What's The Weather? (Grade 1)
  26. Cloudy with a Chance of........(Grade 4)
  27. Temperature (Grade 4)
  28. Measuring Wind Speed (Grade 4)
  29. Clouds (Grades 4-5)
  30. Cloud Unit (Grades 3-5)
  31. Design A Lightning Calculator (Grades 4+)
  32. Lightning in A Jar (Grades 4+)
  33. The Water Cycle (Grades 3-5)
  34. Create A Tornado (Grades 4+)
  35. Forecasting (Grades 3-5)
  36. Weather Jeopardy Game Lesson (Grade 4+)
  37. Weather Maker

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Topics
  1. Weather Songs
  2. All About Clouds
  3. Cloud Boutique
  4. Weather Dude
  5. Weather Clipart
  6. Clouds
  7. Web Weather for Kids
  8. Everything Preschool
  9. Weather Scavenger Hunt
  10. Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page
  11. Clouds R Us
  12. A to Z Weather Index

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Interactive Websites for Students
  1. Weather Games
  2. The Room 108 Season Transporter Game
  3. Dropletta Virtual Book, The Water Cycle
  4. Word Search
  5. Hangman
  6. Concentrate
  7. Crossword Puzzle
  8. Weather Dog
  9. Weather Game (click Online)
  10. Weather Hangman Game
  11. Cloud Game
  12. Writing Across Curriculum Cloud Types

  13. Writing Across Curriculum Clouds and Weather

  14. Weather and Clouds PowerPoint

  15. Songs:

  16. Weather Scavenger Hunt
  17. Weather Jepoardy Game

  18. Interactive Weather Maker

  19. Crossword Puzzle

  20. Weather Sliding Puzzle

  21. Weather Flashcards

  22. Weather Word Search

  23. Weather Concentration Game

  24. How Weather Happens Sample VIDEO

Weather Songs

http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/ (Scroll down to the Weather section)

Science Songs  (Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)
Science Songs for Teaching 
(Right-click and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link" to download a copy of the song)

 

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Worksheets
  1. Weather Chart
  2. Cloud Chart
  3. Worksheets for Lessons 5-11
  4. Cloud in A Jug
  5. Cloud Worksheet
  6. Weather Vocabulary
  7. Cloud Crossword
  8. Let's Sum Up Weather Crossword
  9. How is the weather today?  (Printable Book)

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Connie Campbell               Jefferson County Schools