Clouds rain drops umbrellas etc with the numbers

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clouds, rain drops, umbrella’s etc. with the numbers showing these different counting methods. Art Center: Children can use marshmallows and white paint to paint a winter scene. Provide various materials, so that children can compare the effects of the different materials in the wind. Dramatic Play : Allow time for children to explore standard and nonstandard tools developed during the investigations within their dramatic play. Include the measurement tools, real or constructed, (thermometer, windsock, rain gauge) in the center.
- 29 - Lesson 17 - (Whole Class) Materials: Chart paper Engage: Lead students in a discussion of what might influence the temperature. Show them a clipping of the weather from the newspaper. Explore: Talk about why people check the weather everyday. Show how the temperature can vary across the state. Explain: Discuss why the temperature might change from day to night or from the mountains to the ocean. Show the children how the colors across the top of the weather chart in the newspaper correlate with the temperature themselves. Ask them why they think the coldest temperatures are blue and the highest temperatures are red. Have them draw responses in their science notebook.
- 30 - Lesson 18 - (Whole Class) Materials: Container with hot water Container with cold water Explore: Have available two different temperatures of water and have students determine the temperature based on touch. Students can use describing words, including warm or cold to describe the temperature. Explain: Introduce and demonstrate the use of a thermometer in each water sample. Elaborate: Have two copies of a blank thermometer, without markings, for each child to glue into science notebooks. Let them record their findings. Once they have finished gather together to share answers and discuss why it is important to measure temperature. Show the students a real thermometer.
- 31 - Lesson 19 Individual Assessment Materials: Pictures of thermometers Pictures of people dressed for a variety of weather. Evaluate: Provide children with a variety of filled in thermometers. Ask them to match the thermometer with a picture of someone dress appropriately for the temperature. Use this time to record misconceptions and use the information to re-teach the next day. Small groups Assessment Materials: Thermometer placed outside Evaluate: Take a small group of students outside. (4-6) Provide a place where you can observe the outdoor temperature. Ask students what they would need to get an actual measurement of the temperature outside. Allow the students to use their knowledge about temperature to gather information of understanding. Then show them the outdoor thermometer and introduce the idea of it being a standard measure of study. Have the children work in their science notebooks.
- 32 - Center Suggestions for Studying Precipitation Weather Science notebook: During the 6th week, have children reflect on the dramatic play experiences. Show them how to record precipitation in their notebook.

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