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Students will select three colleges or universities that they would consider attending. Students will then conduct an online research on the average temperature Highs and Lows for each location over a 12 month period. Next, students will create a line chart illustrating the average temperature highs and lows for each university and then answer 10 questions based on their research (information in the chart).
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will learn how to:
Additional Learning Objective(s):
This assignment is to elicit students to begin thinking about:
The assignment was connected to other activities because it allowed students to:
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Student/Teacher Handouts (Attached)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer with Internet access, Spreadsheet Software, Teacher Demonstrations with Interactive White Board.
This lesson should follow a discussion about three different chart types:
The discussion should also include the importance of weather (activities students will be able to participate in) and if weather would factor into their college decision.
I. In order to complete this assignment successfully students needed to know:
Step 1: Motivation & Introduction
Begin the lesson by discussing the pros and cons of living in a warm climate versus a cold climate and vice versa. For example, someone who attends UCLA can go surfing, water skiing and enjoy wearing shorts practically year round. On the other hand, someone who attends Boston College can go snow skiing, snowboarding and enjoy building a snowman.
Step 2 : Activity
I. Conduct an online research for each college average temperature Highs and Lows College Weather Report Worksheet(handout)
II. Use the handout to put the data into a Spreadsheet.
College Weather Report Worksheet (Handout)
College Weather Questionnaire Worksheet (Handout)
Students can create a line chart of the college of their choice illustrating the college’s highs and lows. They could write one paragraph discussing the various extracurricular activities they can participate in, in relation to the weather.
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.