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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

 

Materials:

·        Pencil/pen

·        Careers and Weather worksheet

 

Procedure:  See Careers and Weather lesson guide and student worksheet, attached below.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/career_weather_edu.html

 

Assessment:  Students write a short story highlighting the effects of weather. 

 

OUSD Science Content Standards (State of California Science Content Standards):

7d

References:

The source of this material is Windows to the Universe, http://www.windows.ucar.edu/ at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). ©1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; ©2000-01 University Corporation for Atmospheric

 

Notes: The assessment can be extended by asking students to do a nice piece of weather artwork to accompany their career stories.

 

Appendices: Careers and Weather lesson description ; Careers and Weather  student worksheet