Standard 3/Middle School/Benchmark
Benchmark Question: What causes different kinds of
Focus Question: How do you interpret and forecast
A local meteorologist could
be invited to speak to the class as an introduction or to evaluate projects
at the end of the unit. The teacher will introduce students to standard
weather symbols. Students will track the movement of weather across a
global map using weather symbols. Students will use this data to interpret
and predict forecasts of upcoming weather.
Students will observe,
identify, and record weather data using weather maps, satellite images,
weather measuring instruments, and local weather forecasts. They will
record their data in a data table.
Students will design and
make one weather instrument.
Using their constructed
instrument, students will design an investigation to show how that
instrument is used to predict the weather. Students will share their tools
and data with the class.