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Students will demonstrate an understanding of weather and climate patterns. Students will construct explanations about regional climate differences using maps and long-term data from various regions. Students will show their understanding by creating a group powerpoint presentation and presenting their research to the class.

Weather & Climate Patterns

Learners

Students are 4th graders in Science class.

  • ISTE Standard: 1.5.b. collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
  • MS CCRS: E.4.9b. Students will demonstrate an understanding of weather and climate patterns.
E.4.9b.2. Construct explanations about regional climate differences using maps and long-term data from various regions.

Standards

Teacher:
  • Computer
  • Smartboard
  • Maps on classroom walls
  • weather.gov
  • Other relevant websites
  • Handout with detailed directions
Students:
  • Chromebook
  • Maps on classroom walls
  • weather.gov
  • Other relevant websites
  • Powerpoint
  • Handout with detailed directions

Materials & Technology

9 Elements of Project-Based Learning

  • Anchor
  • Task
  • Directions
  • Student Choices
  • Student Inquiry
  • Collaberation & Teamwork
  • Teacher Coaching & Feedback
  • Student Reflection
  • Public Presentation
  • Anchor: The teacher will share a video using the computer to show how the climate differs in other parts of the world. Students will share if/when the weather has had an impact on their life.
  • Task: The teacher will explain that the students will complete a powerpoint presentation about the climate in different parts of the world. The teacher will use the computer and smartboard to show an example presentation to set expectations of the project.
  • Directions: The teacher will pass out a handout detailing what steps need to be taken in order to finish the project successfully.
  • Student Choices: For this project, students will be in groups of 2. Students may choose the roles and responsibilities for this project.
  • Student Inquiry: Students may choose to use their computer to explore relevant websites such as National Geographic in order to complete this project.
  • Collaberation & Teamwork: Students will work with their partner.
  • Teacher Coaching & Feedback: The teacher will sit in with each group to make sure they understand the directions and stay on task.
  • Student Reflection: Students will record their research in a journal. They will also record their thoughts on how well the project went and how well the group worked together.
  • Public Presentation: Students will present their research to the class.

9 Elements of Project-Based Learning Cont.

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