# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Rain Drops

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This lesson provided by:
 Author: Joanne Wells System: Elmore County School: Elmore County Board Of Education And Author: Rhonda (Gaye) Knight System: Elmore County School: Elmore County Board Of Education And Author: Lori Keel System: Elmore County School: Elmore County Board Of Education And Author: Erika Shockley System: Elmore County School: Eclectic Middle School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 35352 Title: Rain Drops Overview/Annotation: In this lesson, students will examine the amount of annual and seasonal rainfall in four cities to compare decimals to the hundredths place. Students will add and round digits to the thousandths place. Students will utilize technology by navigating to a specific United States climate website to get relatively current and accurate data.This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 5 14 ) Use a model to represent how any two systems, specifically the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and/or hydrosphere, interact and support life (e.g., influence of the ocean on ecosystems, landform shape, and climate; influence of the atmosphere on landforms and ecosystems through weather and climate; influence of mountain ranges on winds and clouds in the atmosphere). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.5.14- Identify how the atmosphere and hydrosphere interact to support life (e.g. air, water). Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 5 R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions. Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 5 4. Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. a. Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Example: 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000). b. Compare two decimals to thousandths based on the meaning of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < to record the results of comparisons. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.5.3 Compare base-10 models up to 99 and whole numbers up to 100 to determine symbols (<, >, =). Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 5 5. Use place value understanding to round decimals to thousandths. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.5.3 Compare base-10 models up to 99 and whole numbers up to 100 to determine symbols (<, >, =).

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

Math Primary Learning Objective: Students will be able to compare decimals and order them from least to greatest value. Students will round decimals to any place.

Science Primary Learning Objective: Students will be able to predict areas of higher rainfall based on location on the continent.

Technology Primary Learning Objective: Students will be able to use accurate precipitation data to compare global precipitation averages.

Students will recognize that areas in certain parts of the country are more likely to receive rain than other areas. They will use this understanding of the ocean's influence on rainfall to predict areas of higher or lower rainfall and use the precipitation website to check their predictions.

Preparation Information