Watch the weather each day of the school year and compare weather from each season using Appleworks Spreadsheet.
- 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.
- 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.
Sunshine State Standards
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.
- Meterologist freeware
- Spreadsheet program
- Instead of comparing seasons, you could compare different cities.
- Students could compare cloud types from day to day.