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Grade 1: Measuring Temperature

This lesson consists of 3 activities that will interactively teach students how to measure temperature and all about weather, while accomadating their needs.
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Jacqueline Deutsch

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Weather and Air Thermometers Grade 1
Jacqueline Deutsch
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Education Weather and Air Content Area: Earth Science Activity 1: Demonstrate to the student how a thermometer works. Put it in a glass of ice, then hot water showing how the temperature rises. The student is given a worksheet to color in the thermometer until it reaches the given temperature. Lesson Overview Activity 2: Give the student pre-cut and pre-measured paper thermometers to match to the correct picture of the season. The student must pin the thermometer to the correct picture posted on the board. The student then completes a worksheet where they must match different pictures of weather with the season and thermometer that goes with it. Activity 3: The student is given a box of different clothes. There are empty bins labeled with the seasons, for the student to decide which clothes are appropriate for each season. The student is given a worksheet that allows them to draw what they think the setting would look like during that season and what they would wear. State Content Standards Rhode Island Education Standards
Earth Science
Grade 1 Students demonstrate an understanding of how the use of scientific tools helps to extend senses and gather data by… 3a using scientific tools to extend senses and gather data about weather (e.g., weather/wind vane: direction; wind sock: wind intensity; anemometer: speed; thermometer: temperature; meter sticks/rulers: snow depth; rain gauges: rain amount in inches). Student's Academic Profile Accommodation Checklist Word Wall Student Lesson: Using Thermometers to Measure and Identify Weather Patterns Student Activity One: How to Read a Thermometer http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-temperature.htm Temperature is a degree of hotness or coldness. What the temperature is determines what the weather is. We use a thermometer to measure the weather outside. A thermometer is a glass tube that can tell what the temperature is by how hot or cold it feels. Thermometers help us everyday! They tell us when we are sick and how we should dress! Helpful Weather Website! Informational Video! Teacher Activity One Description Activity One shows the student how to use a thermometer. Before I show the student how to read the thermometer, I give a demonstration. I put the thermometer into a glass of ice water, showing the student how the mercury line only goes up to the lower points because it is cold. Then the student does the same to a glass of hot water. By allowing the student to physically use the thermometer, I am keeping them active. What Melodia needs is to be able to learn why having some physical activity.

Meoldia also has difficulty with applying the knowledge she just learned to other information. After allowing her to physically use a thermometer, she completes the worksheet to use that knowledge. Student Activity Two: How Do The Seasons Feel? There are 4 different seasons throughout the year. Winter, spring, summer, and fall. During the winter, the temperature is low. The weather during the winter is normally cold, snowy, wet and windy!

In the spring, the temperature is more high than low. It usually rains, which is what many flowers grow!

The temperature is always high during the summer! The sun is shining and its always time for the beach! You can even start to sweat if it get too hot!

When the leaves start to change colors is a sign that it is fall! It can be a little chilly out, but the sun will still shine on you. http://urbanext.illinois.edu/treehouse/ Here's a fun site! And a fun song! Teacher Activity Two Description For Activity 2, Melodia is given pre-cut and colored thermometers with different temperatures. Posted on the board are pictures of the different climate changes during the seasons. She is asked to pin the thermometer on the correct picture. By having Melodia complete this activity, she is able to move around the classroom. She is also applying her experience and how she feels during certain climates to complete the task. She loves singing and dancing, which she has the chance to with the video I am using for this activity. Student Activity Three: What should I Wear? When the seasons change, so does the weather and temperature. As living things, we must adapt to the environment around us. Regarding the weather, we adapt to our surroundings by what we wear. When you are cold, you wear a coat and bundle up. But when you are hot, you wear shorts and a T-shirt to try to cool down. These are examples of how we adapt to our changing environment. Here's a fun site! http://www2.westminster.net/faculty/getzendanner/boy_clothes_for_web/dress_boy95.htm Teacher Activity 3 Description For this activity, Melodia is taught how we adapt to our changing environments. She has to show what is appropriate to wear for each season and its temperature. This shows how we change with the seasons. By having Melodia draw out the weather herself and the clothing, she is using both her common knowledge and knowledge just learned. Assessment Rubric Resources References (copyright) Slide 1: Picture- http://activerain.com/blogsview/1205564/too-hot-to-blog-dog-days-of-summer Student 1: Melodia Santos, Grade 3 , Room 3A, Fairview Elementary School, Valley Glenn, Connecticut Melodia arrived in the United States from Buenos Aires, Brazil two years ago. She came with her mom, dad, three younger siblings. Her father was medical doctor, general practitioner, in the city who had his own practice and who hopes to pass the US medical board tests and become licensed in Connecticut one day but who currently works in Connecticut as a hospital orderly. Melodia speaks fluent Portuguese and English but scored just under the 20th percentile in writing and at the 30th percentile in Reading on the NECAP Literacy Battery for Fall 2011. Melina is a well –adjusted and highly motivated student but according to her third grade teacher she has difficulty with understanding and using words in context and with reading comprehension. She has the greatest difficulty composing complete sentences in English as well as in Portuguese and will continue to seek help from her Portuguese- speaking classmates when she needs the correct wording of a sentence in either language. Melodia is a talented dancer and singer who loves running and dancing around. It is hard for her to sit in her seat for any length of time and sometimes she will stand up in the classroom or move around and will not be aware that she has done so. She is interested in all types of movement and wants to become a professional dancer when she has graduated from college. She loves the television show, “The Voice” but is also interested in the Ballet, The Nut Cracker. YouTube videos for each activity to ensure that the student visually understands the activity.
Websites for each activity for the student to practice on their own time to further their knowledge.
Included interactive parts to the activities to give the student time to release any built up energy.
When playing videos, allow students to sing and dance along, to keep the student interested.
Worksheets for student to check the progress of their skills.
Using colors and different materials to keep the student engaged during a lecture (informational/instructional) Concept Map Temperature- a degree of hotness or coldness. A number form of the weather (85 degrees)

Thermometer- a tool made of glass and mercury. It is used to measure the temperature outdoors as well as other objects.

Season- a period of time that consists of the same weather patterns.

Spring- a season where the temperature is mild with a lot of rain and sunshine.

Winter- a season that is mostly snowy and cloudy, with very low temperatures.

Summer- a season with record breaking high temperatures. The sun shines extra strong while you are in the heat.

Fall- a season where the weather is cool and there are crunchy leaves everywhere. The temperature is normally mild, while getting more and more cold. Background Information:
The student will learn to use a thermometer, read it, the four seasons, weather patterns relating to the seasons, and how we adapt to those changes. I have created a lesson that is interactive and developmentally appropriate for the student's benefit. Slide 10: Picture- http://www.123rf.com/photo_7978058_thermometer-icon.html Teacher:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/science/temperature/ http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/weather.html Content Link: Student:
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/weather.html http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/educationresources.html Content Link:
http://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/thermometer.html http://energyquest.ca.gov/how_it_works/thermometer.html http://www.kidsnewsroom.org/testmember/070700/health_070700.htm http://www.shadecomforts.com/education/understanding-the-seasons.html Content Site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/ http://www.theteachersguide.com/Weather.html http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/kids Fun Thermometer Site:
http://www.softschools.com/measurement/temperature/games/thermometer/ http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/educationresources.html Video Slide 12: Picture- http://rateyourmusic.com/list/sodr2/5_albums_4_seasons Slide 14: Picture- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=weather+changes&hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1092&bih=739&tbm=isch&tbnid=ltSjMoWzpJUVwM:&imgrefurl=http://www.keepbanderabeautiful.org/climatechange.html&docid=LFros067n2gUOM&imgurl=http://www.keepbanderabeautiful.org/climate-change.jpg&w=505&h=331&ei=tR3PUPerKsXq0QG8ooGABQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=417&vpy=146&dur=204&hovh=182&hovw=277&tx=128&ty=129&sig=101698043275261022453&page=1&tbnh=130&tbnw=198&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0,i:108 Slide 9: Text http://dictionary.kids.net.au/word/temperature Slide 15: Picture- http://vector.us/browse/120931/cloud_symbol_for_sun_cartoon_symbols_free_lightning_weather_cloudy_rain_snow_storm_thunder_wind_sunny_thunderstorm_windy_rainy_forecast
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