Emily Millwood and Sixth Grade Science Students
Oak Park Middle School
Decatur City Schools
This podcast features a lesson in which students work in pairs to create a short video of the next day's local weather forecast. Each team's forecast will air the following day, followed by actual weather readings of instruments such as the barometer and digital hygrometer (provided by AMSTI / GLOBE). The forecast and instrument readings will be recorded and compared over a period of weeks on a weather data table.
Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:
Weather Watchers : 21st Century Style
Content Areas: Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[S1] (6) 1: Identify global patterns of atmospheric movement, including El Niņo, the Gulf Stream, the jet stream, the Coriolis effect, and global winds that influence local weather.
[TC2] (6-8) 14: Use digital tools to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
Science Content Standard A: As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.