Science & Nature
What's the Weather?
In this 6 week course, students will create their own backyard weather station to better understand what causes changes in weather and how to make their own forecasts.
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Students will learn by building their own weather station that includes a barometer, wind vane, thermometer, and rain gauge. There will also be engaging lectures, short videos, group discussions, worksheets and a review jeopardy game to help the students better grasp the information. Day 1 - Essential background knowledge on weather. Day 2 - Review previously learned concepts and begin building the wind vane. Day 3 - Review previously learned concepts, discuss results, and begin...
Students will observe and make predictions about the weather using their senses and observing the clouds. They will describe the relation between weather patterns and wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and precipitation and make a weather forecast based on sensory observations, cloud characteristics, and collected weather data.
Students will need to finish building their weather tools, if not done in class and collect daily data with them. Don't worry, there will be detailed instructions provided for each tool as well as a data sheet.
Please make sure you have the following supplies for each week. They are typically household items and inexpensive. Email me for possible material alternatives and together we will come up with a creative solution. Weather Tool Day 2: Wind Vane card stock, pencil with eraser, pencils and markers, straight pen, scissors, small piece of modeling clay, hot glue, plastic straw, compass, piece of cardboard Weather Tool Day 3: Barometer 2-liter plastic bottle, food coloring, clear plastic cup, water, marker Weather Tool Day 4: Thermometer Modeling clay, red food coloring, water, clear straw, rubbing alcohol, 11 ounce narrow-neck, clear plastic bottle, thermometer (optional) Weather Tool Day 5: Rain Gauge wide glass, masking tape, straight, thin jar (a graduated cylinder works best), water, ruler
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Science, Math, and Spanish
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
131 total reviews
79 completed classes
I currently hold a Level 2 Professional Teaching License for the state of Utah. I teach a variety of classes that are appropriate for elementary through middle school students. My favorite classes to teach are related to math and science. I...