Students will engage in a twelve day unit delving in different facets of weather and the seasons. Lessons give students the chance to explore the differences between hot or cold, clear or cloudy, rainy or icy, and calm or windy. Students will learn to observe and record changes in the sky during the day and at night. They also learn how to interpret a thermometer. Students also have the chance to learn about the seasons, realizing that there is a difference between the seasons in Texas and the seasons in New England. At the end of the unit, students have to opportunity to synthesize their learning by pretending to go on a trip where they need to predict to the weather and appropriately prepare for the vacation.
Hoveland, Lisa, "What’s the Weather? [1st grade]" (2012). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 223.
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