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Weather

Watch the weather each day of the school year and compare weather from each season using Appleworks Spreadsheet.

Objectives

• Use the Weather Chart to input information about weather.
• Students will predict which simple event is more likely, equally likely, or less likely to occur by watching the weather and keeping data to compare by seasons.
• Students will speak clearly and at a volume audible in large or small group settings by discussing the graphs generated by the data collection.
• Students will know that in order to learn, it is important to observe the same things often and compare them, by discovering seasonal weather patterns.

Procedure

• Decide if the the weather is sunny, rainy, etc.
• Add a day to the appropriate column of the spreadsheet keeping a running total through the year.
• Use a freeware program on the computer that gives the temperature for the local area.

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• MA.7.P.7.2
• SC.H.1.2.1
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NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

• Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
• Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology.
• Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
• Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.

Materials

• Meterologist freeware