Project 2: Weather-Net
Grade 3 students will be put in groups of five. Each morning they will be required to check the Internet to find out the weather forecast for that day. This will be done for their own region as well as all other regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Students will then be required to write up a weather forecast for their own region and report it over the schools P.A. System.
In continuing with this project students will also be given a penpal with his/her email address. The penpal should live outside of Newfoundland and Labrador. The students will be required to write to their penpal telling them the weather forecast for the day. The penpal, in turn, will write to our students with their weather forecast. Student then will compare weather forecasts.
From the help of Internet access, students will compare outside activities their penpals are involved in and how the weather affects this.
This project also requires the students to keep a daily record of the weather in their particular area of study for three weeks. In doing this they will notice extended weather patterns and sudden weather changes. They will also be able to predict what the weather might be like for a particular day, and the type of clothing that should be worn.
Curriculum areas address by project:
Students will understand that weather, in their community, as well as in other places of
Students will understand that observations of weather patterns can help them predict
Students will understand that the weather affects what we can do.
We study figurative and numerical patterns in Math. In this project the students will observe weather patterns and make predictions of weather forecasts.
The students will learn that it is important to dress appropriately for the weather. In this project students will compare clothing worn to school, with penpals, as it relates to the forecast for that day.
This project will provide opportunities for students to research, skim, read, write, record and present data. Therefore improving the required Grade 3 Language Arts skills and improving their overall proficiency in Language.
How they relate to the Provincial learning outcomes.
The above outcomes are tied closely to the Provincial Science Curriculum goals is that students will gain an understanding of how science is a way of learning about the world around us. They will also realize the importance of working with a team and sharing their findings with others.
Intended Learning outcomes for Technology Education
The Stellar Schools Internet Connection is vital to the success of our project. The grade 3 students need access to the Internet to identify their local daily forecast and to compare it with the forecast in other regions in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Internet Connection is also important in that students in this project will be researching the different weather conditions across Canada and how it affects the way people live.
Assorted information books on weather
Print and Electronic Encyclopedia
The learning outcomes previously listed will be used to determine the level of achievement by our students along with anecdotal records and checklists and from observation by the teachers involved.
Along with the above evaluation will be complete by: