Experiments and Labs

Experiments and Labs include information on differentiation, as well as high order reasoning questions. Suggestions for integrating technology in the documentation and presentation of student's work are also included. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

 

Water Jar - activity meant to demonstrate that water left in an opened container will “disappear” through the process of evaporation (Grade 1).

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Changes in Water States - activity is designed to simulate the changes in the states of water. It includes list of supplies, directions, extension questions, and an activity sheet to copy for students to record data (Grade 4).

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Cloud in a Bottle - lab where students can investigate the conditions needed for cloud formation 

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Formative Assessments

Formative Assessments are designed to quickly evaluate student's knowledge, as well as skills, to determine instructional progress.  Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

 

Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network (AEMN) Scavenger Hunt - Students investigate current and past weather conditions using AEMN.

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Emergency Preparedness Kit - Students develop an Emergency Preparedness Kit for use during an emergency.  Items may be drawn, or pictures may be cut out and pasted.

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States of Matter - Demonstrate an understanding of the States of Matter with pieces of cereal or other small items.

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Warm Air vs. Cold Air - Analyze the properties of warm and cold air with a balloon.

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Water in Weather - Activity to show understanding of water's states of matter in weather.

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Performance Tasks

The following Activities and Performance Tasks were developed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, as well as integrate important writing and mathematical skills. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

 

Weather Portfolio - Template for students to monitor and record various weather conditions over a period of time. Includes opportunities for written expression and data analysis (Grade 1).

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Teacher Directions    Directions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

Student Portfolio       Directions  in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton Clouds - provides a nice visual of location of clouds. The process reinforces math skills (ruler and measuring) and addresses those students with tactile needs (Grade 4). 

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Recipe for Rain - opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of the factors and conditions for rain. For enrichment, ask students to write recipes for snow, hail, or sleet (Grade 4). 

 

Teacher Directions    Directions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

Recipe Card                Card  in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

"Drop" - GRASPS based Performance Task where students describe the "life" of a drop of water (Grade 4).

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"Weather or Not" - Students will identify and describe different forms of precipitation and sky conditions (Grade 4). 

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NOAA

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Round Weather Forecast - This activity is designed to assess student’s knowledge of reading weather maps, including those with various weather symbols (Grade 4).

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Round Weather Instruments - Activity where groups create flipbooks and investigate the different weather instruments in a Round Robin (Grade 4).

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Weather Instruments

Instructions for the building of simple weather instruments so that students have the opportunity to collect their own data with tools they created. This is a great chance for students to reinforce their data analysis skills. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes. Also, please feel free to view our short videos detailing the construction of the instruments!

Anemometer - Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

Rain Gauge - Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

Wind Vane - Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

Weather Log - Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

 

 

 

 

Flipbooks and Graphic Organizers

FlipBooks and Graphic Organizers are great ways to orgainze information, especially for visual learners. There are blank graphic organizer templates as well as specific flipbook formats. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

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States of Water MagicBook (Grade 1,4) - MagicBook that describes the states of water 

 

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Water Cycle Flipbook - flipbook that contains information and visuals about the water cycle

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Categories Chart x 3 - chart that organizes three portions of information for a topic

 

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Categories Chart x 4 - chart that organizes four portions of information for a topic (fronts - cold, warm, stationary, occluded)

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Cause and Effect - chart that identifies the cause and effect of an issue or event, with space to write extra information

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Cause and Effect w/ Proposal - chart that identifies the cause and effect of an issue or event, as well  as a possible solution (proposal), with space to write extra information

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Compare and Contrast - chart that offers spaces for students to compare and contrast topics (weather vs climate)

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