Rationale For The Lesson On Weather Change

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Rationale for the lesson: The purpose of this lesson is to explain to 8-9 year old students what weather is and the correlation the water cycle has on weather change. Weather can be defined as the conditions of the atmosphere at a point in time. As seasons change from fall, spring, summer and winter, climate changes as well. It goes from leaves falling down and turning different colors to beautiful flowers blooming, next to hot sunny days and lastly cold weather comes along. Children will learn and comprehend the three stages of the water cycle and how important they are to weather. Weather is the change in the atmosphere. Forms of weather include: rain, snow, hail and whether it is hot, cold and warm. Students learned precipitation…show more content…
Part two of will consist of conducting a simple experiment to help students understand how the three stages work in the real world (observations of each day will be writing down in a notebook). Day 1: student will learn about the water cycle and the kinds of weather formed during the cycle changes. Minutes What the teacher is doing What the students are doing 2-5 Hand out water cycle worksheets to students. Sitting quietly until teacher gives further instructions. 5-8 Gather students attention to board (the water cycle is draw and the three stages are labeled). Teacher will discuss each stage of the water cycle carefully, allowing students to write down simple definitions on their worksheet. Students will direct their attention to the front of the room and listen carefully. 10-12 Teacher will then ask students what kind of weather is formed in the water cycle and explain how precipitation causes rain, hail and snow to form. Students will pay attention, take notes and ask questions if needed. 15-20 To make sure students understand, note cards will be made of the three stages and students will review with each other. Students will be in groups of 2, practicing the definitions of: precipitation, condensation and evaporation. Day two: Students will perform a series of three small experiments to demonstrate the three stages of the water cycle to help define weather by following teacher’s instructions. Materials needed: • Four plastic cups • Water •
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