# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (3)
Title: What's the Weather?
Description:

Students will use weather data to construct charts and graphs of temperatures in their city in different seasons.  Then they will use this data as evidence to determine which temperatures are typical for each season.  Finally, they will research average seasonal temperatures for another U.S. city and compare the data to that of their own city in order to determine which city would be the best vacation spot on a given date.  Students will justify their explanations based on temperature data and the desired vacation activities.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Science (3)
Title: Investigating Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations | Lesson Plan
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac19-35-sci-ess-investigatetempprecip-lp/investigating-seasonal-temperature-and-precipitation-variations-lesson-plan/#.Xlao8C2ZMl4
Description:
Students interpret and organize temperature and precipitation data into tables, plot graphs, and compare the data across different locations and times of the year. They look for patterns and support claims about temperatures and precipitation across different seasons and locations.

Subject: Science (3 - 6)
Title: Investigating Daily and Seasonal Weather | Lesson Plan
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac19-35-sci-ess-dailyseasonalweather-lp/investigating-daily-and-seasonal-weather-lesson-plan/
Description:

Students will investigate weather as a short-term and long-term phenomenon by reading about how daily weather data is collected, organized, and analyzed to look for patterns in order to predict seasonal weather. They will use data maps showing daily weather conditions, average monthly temperature, and total monthly precipitation. This lesson can be used to provide foundational knowledge before using the lesson Investigating Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations, in which students gather, plot, and analyze data.

Subject: Science (K - 3)
Title: Evidence of Weather
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac17-k2-sci-ess-weatherphenomena/evidence-of-weather/
Description:

Observe and annotate various images of weather phenomena in this interactive drawing tool produced by WGBH. Weather is the combination of various factors—snow or rain, wind, sunlight and clouds, and temperature—that happens in a specific location at a specific time. As the combination of factors constantly shifts, the condition changes and leaves behind evidence that shows how the weather has changed. Students can use the images in this interactive tool to observe weather conditions and document evidence of weather that happened earlier in the day.

Subject: Science (K - 3)
Title: Making Weather Observations
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/arct15-sci-weather/making-weather-observations/
Description:

Students can make and annotate weather observations with this interactive drawing tool produced by WGBH. The resulting images can be downloaded, printed, saved, and shared. Students can use the documentation of their firsthand observations to communicate data about their local weather patterns, and—overtime—to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

Subject: Science (3)
Title: Wind!: An Interactive Lesson
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/reach-with-stem-wind/wind/
Description:

Catch the wind with a breezy little dragonfly as you learn all about wind. Watch competitive kite-flying, learn why the wind blows, then make your own windsock and chart real-life wind data.

Subject: Science (3)
Title: Daily and Seasonal Weather | Interactive Lesson
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac19-35-sci-ess-dailyseasonalweather-il/daily-and-seasonal-weather-interactive-lesson/
Description:

Students investigate the relationship between daily weather and seasonal weather. Students will read about how weather data is collected, then interpret examples of weekly and monthly weather data to find seasonal patterns. Visual supports (images), maps, and data alongside informational text provide students with the context they need to recognize differences between daily and seasonal weather.

The associated lesson plan, Investigating Daily and Seasonal Weather, provides additional support for teachers and students, including handouts and materials for diverse learners.

Subject: Science (3)
Title: Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations | Interactive Lesson
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/buac19-35-sci-ess-tempprecip-il/seasonal-temperature-and-precipitation-variations-interactive-lesson/
Description:

Students compare the seasonal weather at their location with another U.S. location. They interpret temperature and precipitation data maps, collecting and recording the data for the two locations in order to find patterns and make comparisons. Visual supports (video, images), data maps, and informational text provide students with the context they need to identify seasonal weather at two locations.

The associated lesson plan Investigating Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Variations provides more support for teachers and students, including handouts and materials for diverse learners.

Subject: Science (3)
Title: Create a Weather Map
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/create-weather-map/
Description:

In this lesson, students draw pictures that symbolize different types of weather and then use information about today's weather to make their own state weather map.

Subject: Science (3 - 6)
Title: Extreme Weather on Earth and Other Planets
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/lesson/extreme-weather-earth-other-planets/
Description:

Students investigate extreme weather on Earth and other planets, learn about instruments used to measure weather, and design a space probe that will gather weather information on another planet.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Science (3)
Title: Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings