Lesson Plan : Differentiate between Weather

Teacher Name:
 Amy Schmit
Grade:
 Grade 4
Subject:
 Science

Topic:
 Weather
Content:
 hurricane, eye, spiral, eyewall, rain, wind, waves, ocean, storm, radar, storm surge, thunder, lightning, tropical storm, marine flag, flood, tide, water
Goals:
 The learner will differentiate between different types of weather.
Objectives:
 1. The learner will be able to identify eight weather words. 2. The learner will be able to draw four types of weather and label them. 3. The learners will be able to describe the structues of a hurricane 4. The learners will define vocabulary related to hurricans and weather
Materials:
 weather and hurricane worksheets, bowl, food coloring, paper, pencils, crayons, markers or colored pencils
Introduction:
 The teacher use a visual graph on the board to introduce the weather unit. The students will use what they know about weather and identify words that relate to weather.
Development:
 The teacher will give an example a type of weather and draw and label it on the board. Using the words on the board as a guide the students will draw four different types of weather on their sheet of paper and label what type of weather they are drawing. Then the students will read about a hurricane.
Practice:
 The students will create a hurricane using a bowl of water and food coloring to understand the structures of a hurricane.
Accommodations:
 The lower group will listen and write words relating to weather and hurricanes. The upper group will read about weather and hurricanes. Both groups will create a hurricane in a bowl.
Checking For Understanding:
 The teacher will verbally ask basic questions about weather and hurricanes.
Closure:
 The teacher will ask what they learned and list it on the board.

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