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March 27-31

 

 

Workshop Class Activities

1. Craft – Make a wind speed wheel

2. Key Points – Create a model of how seasons are made

3. Collaborative – Make a tornado in a Bottle

4. Writing - Create portmanteaus

5. Math/Logic - Measure air pressure

6. Character Connection – Act out how people react in natural disasters

7. Big Activity – Make a representation of ocean temperatures

8. Movement – Act out the water cycle

 

Standard Disney Day

(see next week: Electricity/Light)

 

Weekly Disney Days Activities

  • Key points: definition of Meteorology, how weather is the condition of the earth's atmosphere, How weather is predicted, How to predict tides and waves

  • Identify and act out the 4 factors of weather

  • Do experiments of and Act out the water cycle

  • Discover and visit climate zones around the earth 

  • Release a "weather balloon"

  • Figure out how extreme weather happens

 

Minecraft Class

  • Experience indoor rain at Hogwarts

  • Explore and identify various climates and where in the world they can be found

  • Play a quiz game with meteorological vocabulary

  • Experience a rainstorm and blizzard

  • Build Challenge: make weather predicting equipment

 

Fireworks/Quests

  • Observe cloud formations. What images do you see in them? Do the clouds tell a story? Write about and sketch some of your observations.

  • Consider some weather-related folklore you may have heard, such as "Ring around the moon, 'twill rain soon" and "Red sky at night, sailors' delight”; “red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Select and research one such saying with an eye toward investigating its accuracy in predicting the weather. 

  • Experiment with a shrinking milk jug: http://www.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability/global-citizenship/educator-empowerment/stem-activities-for-students/stem-third-fourth-grade 

  • Watch a sunset. Pretend that a blind person is with you. Describe the sunset to the blind person. Write your description in your notebook.

  • Play a space weather game: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/wwa/game.shtml  

  • Read Shakespeare's Tempest. 

  • Watch the weather report on T.V. Write down the words that you are not familiar with. Research the meanings of those words. Record your findings in your notebook.

  • Crush ice in a plastic bag with a rolling pin; put the ice in a empty plastic bottle. Screw on the lid. Shake the bottle then put it down. Observe what happens as the ice cools the air inside.

  • Do some rain painting: http://www.housingaforest.com/rain-painting/

  • Prepare to act out the water cycle for the class.

  • make a weather map: https://diy.org/skills/meteorologist/challenges/679/make-a-weather-map  

  • launch a weather balloon: https://diy.org/skills/meteorologist/challenges/533/launch-a-weather-balloon  

  • Make it rain: http://www.icanteachmychild.com/making-it-rain/  

  • Make fog in a jar: http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloudact1.html  

  • Solve a weather puzzle: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/weather-slyder/en/ 

  • Experiment with lightning in your mouth: https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/activity-lightning.html

  • Make a diagram of Earth's atmosphere: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/6f/16/81/6f1681990c13d12357887587a4ed54a3.jpg  

  • Chart the temperature for a few days.

  • Do some money activities: http://www.mathwire.com/money/money.html  

  • Each day for a month, look up the daily weather forecast. Graph the average daily temperatures, precipitation, and sky conditions for the month.

  • Do some static electricity experiments, with shocks, bending water, and make lightening: 

    • http://eisforexplore.blogspot.com/2012/01/static-electricity-and-balloons.html  

    • https://diy.org/skills/meteorologist/challenges/535/make-lightning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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