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Weather Report

Weather Report

Students observe weather characteristics including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, and wind and create an audio podcast of a weather report.  This lesson plan is directed towards a lower elementary audience.


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Lee Ann Helsing
Lee Ann Helsing (Student)
11 years ago

Observing the weather this way is so much more exciting than the traditional method of filling in a daily graph.  I imagine that students will feel very motivated by this lesson because they will have a real purpose to collect data for their weather report. I like the way this lesson gives students a chance to step into the shoes of a weather reporter.  I also like the way a product is created that can be shared with families at home.  I would definitely use this lesson in my classroom.

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