Lesson Plan


In groups, students will be researching weather patterns of a chosen city over a 4 week period. They will also record the data on an electronic spreadsheet and compare their findings to other groups in the class. This data will also be used to answer questions about climate and geography’s effect on the weather and vice versa. Inspired by M. Tillman, I made changes to fit my future classroom.


  • Educational Technology > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


weather geography statistics



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a comprehensive, creative, and organized unit plan that teaches students about nature-based tourism (ecotourism) and the cause and effects this industry has on humanity and vice versa. The unit plan integrates Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts standards and includes objectives, vocabulary words, suggested field trip, graphic organizers, technology applications and much more. There are five individual lesson plans that provide teachers with step by step directions on how to implement the activities, supplemental resources, and suggested accommodations for students with special needs. Highlights of this unit are a class conservation effort and ePals (electronic pen pals) to learn about other areas of the state. This unit is specific to the state of Georgia. However, the lessons could easily be adapted for other geographic areas. Note, one key link (http://streaming.dicoveryeducation.com) has a typo. The unit requires registering on various websites for access and it is recommended that sites are navigated prior to implementation.

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