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.

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

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format   

 

Heating the Earth - lab where students can study how different Earth materials absorb heat

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Modeling Air Masses and Fronts - lab where students can demonstrate how air masses and fronts form 

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Modeling Cold and Warm Air Movement - experiment where students can investigate how the movement of warm and cold air compare

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NASA/JPL

NASA/JPL

Modeling El Nino - model where students can demonstrate the differences between normal conditions and El Nino conditions 

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Water Cycle Demonstration - demonstration where students can investigate the components of the water cycle

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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.

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

 

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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Changes in the Pacific - Using the Internet, students will investigate information concerning El Nino and La Nina, as well as make inferences on the impact globally.

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Climates of the World - Students organize information related to the locations of the world climates, as well as identify connections between climate and the Earth's tilt.

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Decoding the Past - By analyzing tree rings, students are able to infer climate changes.

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Performance Tasks

Performance tasks are modeled after the GRASPS format. Each task has tiering information for flexible grouping. The majority of the tasks have templates for those students who struggle with creative writing. Ideas are given for technology integration, especially as it relates to presenting student work. Rubrics are provided for evaluation purposes. Files are included in both PDF and Word '97-'03 Compatibility form for printing and modification purposes.

 

Drop - students create a biography of a water molecule as it travels through the water cycle 

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

NOAA

NOAA

Weather Forecasts - students create a weather forecast based on real information 

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

The Windy Pirate - students create a lesson plan that teaches the global winds of the Earth 

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format 

 

Thunderstorm Public Service Announcement - students create a PSA about the causes and effects of thunderstorms in a community

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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 Format for printing and modification purposes.

 

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

 

Barometer - 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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Categories Chart x 3 - chart that organizes three portions of information for a topic (fronts - cold, warm, stationary) 

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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 issure 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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Global Winds Flipbook - flipbook that contains information and visuals about the global winds of the Earth

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format

 

Hurricanes Flipbook - flipbook that contains information and visuals about hurricanes

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

Instructions in Microsoft '97-2003 Format or PDF Format