Lesson 11: “Careers and Weather” from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Objectives: After completing this lesson, students will be able to:
· describe the effects of weather on a career of their choice.
· write a story using weather vocabulary
Key Question: How does the weather affect different jobs?
Overview: Here is a single-session activity to link weather knowledge to work activities, and also to bring written composition into the science curriculum.
Time required: 30-45 minutes
· Careers and Weather worksheet
Procedure: See Careers and Weather lesson guide and student worksheet, attached below.
Assessment: Students write a short story highlighting the effects of weather.
OUSD Science Content Standards (State of California Science Content Standards):
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Notes: The assessment can be extended by asking students to do a nice piece of weather artwork to accompany their career stories.