# ALEX Lesson Plan

## What's the Weather?

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 Author: Kathy Perkins System: Tuscaloosa City School: Tuscaloosa City Board Of Education The event this resource created for: ASTA
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 34832 Title: What's the Weather? Overview/Annotation: 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.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 3 13 ) Display data graphically and in tables to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season (e.g., average temperature, precipitation, wind direction). NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: E4.8: Weather changes from day to day and during the seasons. NAEP Statement:: E4.9: Scientists use tools for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the seasons. Unpacked Content Scientific And Engineering Practices:Analyzing and Interpreting DataCrosscutting Concepts: PatternsDisciplinary Core Idea: Earth's SystemsEvidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Use graphical displays to organize data that describes the typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.Teacher Vocabulary:Data Types of graphs Table Seasons Typical weather conditions for a season Temperature Precipitation Wind directionKnowledge:Students know: Weather conditions, like average temperature, precipitation, wind direction, from a given area across multiple seasons. Patterns of weather conditions across different seasons and in different areas.Skills:Students are able to: Identify typical weather conditions for a season. Represent data in tables and various graphical formats. Describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.Understanding:Students understand that: Scientists record patterns of the weather across different times and areas so that they can make predictions about what kind of weather might happen next.AMSTI Resources:AMSTI Module: Weather and Climate Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.3.13- Use a graph or pictograph to answer questions about weather.

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will:

• display weather data in tables, line graphs, and bar graphs.
• use data as evidence to support a decision.
• use weather vocabulary to construct written and oral explanations.