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Students will use a graphic organizer to further their understanding of clouds.

Objectives

  • Read a piece of literature on clouds with assistance
  • Read the science textbook for foundational information on the earth’s atmosphere
  • Discuss atmospheric changes
  • Discuss clouds by cloud type and associated weather conditions
  • Diagram information on clouds using graphic organizers

Procedure

  • The students will read the science textbook with the teacher’s assistance to gain basic understanding on the topic: clouds, weather, and atmospheric conditions.
  • Also, students will read The Cloud Book, by Tomie de Paola.
  • Next, students will work individually on laptops with Kidspiration software to develop a map on clouds identifying atmospheric conditions, color and type, and what type of weather each indicates.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.D.1.1.3
  • LA.A.1.1.3
  • LA.C.1.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning.
  • 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.

Materials

  • Laptops
  • Kidpiration software available from http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/kidspiration
  • The Cloud Book, by Tomie de Paola


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