Class Activities and Fireworks/Quests
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
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
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: