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Welcome. Weather. Science Social Studies Technology Language Arts Mathematics. Science. Earth. Meteorology. Life. Earth Science. Water Cycle Clouds Precipitation Air Pressure/ Temperature Wind Storms. Cloud Types. Cirrus. Cumulus. Stratus. Nimbostratus. Cumulonimbus.
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Weather • Science • Social Studies • Technology • Language Arts • Mathematics
Science Earth Meteorology Life
Earth Science • Water Cycle • Clouds • Precipitation • Air Pressure/ Temperature • Wind • Storms
Cloud Types Cirrus Cumulus Stratus Nimbostratus Cumulonimbus
Condensation Precipitation Water Cycle Evaporation
Precipitation Rain Sleet Snow Hail
Air Pressure/Temperature • Air pressure is affected by: • The air above it • Temperature • Temperature • How warm is the air?
Wind • Wind is moving air • Wind speed – how fast the air is moving • Caused by uneven heating of the earth’s air
Storms • Most common storm = thunderstorms • United States has more tornados than any other country • Tropical storms become hurricanes if wind speed reaches 74 mph
Life Science Weather affects our daily lives. • How does it affect humans? • How does it affect plants? • How does it affect animals?
Meterology • Uses instruments • Forecasts weather • Weather patterns are observed
Social Studies Disasters Geography Personal
Disasters Tornados Hurricanes
Geography • Where you live will determine • The seasons you will experience • The temperature • The amount and types of precipitation
Personal Why do we care about the weather? • It affects how you dress • It is dependent upon where you live • It can affect what you eat
Technology • Has expanded our ability to study the weather. • Internet • Instruments
Instruments Thermometer Wind Vane Anemometer Barometer Rain Gauge
Internet Local Weather http://www.weather.com Storm Tracking
Language Arts Literature Research
Literature Activities with this lesson: Song:include 4 elements of the water cycle Poem: include 4 types of precipitation Windy Writing: how wind works for us Tornado Novel, The Tornado Watches: creative stories
Trade Books “The Cloud Book” “The Weather Sky” “The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane” “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm” “Wild Weather Blizzards” “Hurricanes and Tornadoes” Internet http://www.noaa.gov http://www.tornadoproject.com http//www.weather.com Research
Mathematics We will collect data and then construct graphs using the data.
Data Collection We will measure: • Temperature • Wind speed • Amount of rainfall
Graphing We will graph the following: • Bar graph of average temperature of each month • Line graph of anemometer readings (wind speed)
Bibliography • Storm sounds on picture on slide 4 from CD package handed out in class (mouse over and click=different sounds) • Stratus cloud picture on slide 6 from mkcamel.w.interia.pl/images/ stratus%20st.jpg • Cumulus, cirrus and nimbostratus pictures on slide 6 from www.usatoday.com/weather/ wcumulus.htm • Cumulonimbus picture on slide 6 from spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/ cumulonimbus.jpg • Rain picture on slide 7 from www.christiananswers.net/ q-aig/aig-c010.html • Snow picture on slide 7 from pigallery.designheaven.com/winterscenes/ snowing-01.jpg • Thermometer on Slide 8 from http://office.microsoft.com/clipart
Bibliography • Wind picture on Slide 9 from http://office.microsoft.com/clipart • Storm sound on Slide 10 http://office.microsoft.com/clipart • Thermometer picture on Slide 18 from www.cvps.com/current/ warm-cozy.shtml • Anemometer picture on Slide 18 from http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/energy/anemometer.html • Barometer picture on Slide 18 from www.runnymede.com/ expertise.htm • Rain gauge picture on Slide 18 from www.tracker-outdoors.com/ rain_gauges.htm • Weather maps on Slide 19 from www.weather.com • Graph picture on Slide 25 from http://office.microsoft.com/clipart