Type:

Unit

Description:

This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe weather phenomena. Students will use instruments to gather weather data on temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation. The water cycle is also demonstrated and discussed. Students will investigate the relationship between the earth’s rotation, revolution, time, and seasons. The science skills emphasized in the Weather kit are observing, collecting data, organizing data, interpreting data, and discussing. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.

This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.

More About CABOCES

Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.

Contact Information

BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621

http://www.caboces.org

http://www.mstkits.org

http://www.nyreal.org

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K

Keywords:

BOCES science math weather data temperature wind speed wind direction precipitation time seasons rotation revolution.

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

PreK-2
Earthquakes
Update Standards?

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1a.1: Science

Earth spinning around once every 24 hours (rotation), resulting in day and night

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1a.2: Science

Earth moving in a path around the Sun (revolution), resulting in one Earth year

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1a.3: Science

the length of daylight and darkness varying with the seasons

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1a.4: Science

weather changing from day to day and through the seasons

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1a.5: Science

the appearance of the Moon changing as it moves in a path around Earth to complete a single cycle

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1b.1: Science

second, minute, hour

SCI.K-4.4.P1.1b.2: Science

week, month

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1a: Science

Weather is the condition of the outside air at a particular moment.

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1b.1: Science

temperature

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1b.2: Science

wind speed and direction

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1b.3: Science

form and amount of precipitation

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1b.4: Science

general sky conditions (cloudy, sunny, partly cloudy)

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1c.1: Science

evaporation: changing of water (liquid) into water vapor (gas)

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1c.2: Science

condensation: changing of water vapor (gas) into water (liquid)

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1c.3: Science

precipitation: rain, sleet, snow, hail

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1c.4: Science

runoff: water flowing on Earth s surface

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1c.5: Science

groundwater: water that moves downward into the ground

SCI.K-4.4.P2.1e: Science

Extreme natural events (floods, fires, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe storms) may have positive or negative impacts on living things.

SCI.K-4.4.P4.2a.2: Science

the Sun's energy warms the air and water

SCI.K-4.4.L6.2c: Science

Heat energy from the Sun powers the water cycle (see Physical Science Key Idea 2).

SMT.PK-6.4.P1.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe patterns of daily, monthly, and seasonal changes in their environment.

SMT.PK-6.4.P2.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe the relationships among air, water, and land on Earth.

SMT.PK-6.4.L6.1: Math, Science and Technology

describe how plants and animals, including humans, depend upon each other and the nonliving environment.

SMT.PK-6.4.L6.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe the relationship of the sun as an energy source for living and nonliving cycles.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
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 2008-08-05.

Component Ratings:

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

Reviewer Comments:

In this comprehensive five to seven week unit, early elementary students (targeted for grade 2) will explore weather phenomena. Students will use instruments to gather data on temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation. The water cycle will be discussed, and students will be introduced to earth’s role in the seasons and time. Activities have clear objectives and are age-appropriate. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives could easily fit in with other standards as well. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, an assessment with answer key, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. Each student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts and a glossary. The last section in the “kit” is a wiki, and Curriki members are encouraged to edit and build up the existing curriculum. Once materials are initially gathered, these excellent written materials can be used immediately in the classroom.
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akshit dave aad
October 15, 2009

this is nice but can be modifird

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