How’s The Weather?
Project developed for ITC 5320
by Amanda Beaty, Jenny McMillan, Susan Knight Trent & Tiffany Brisbin
Weather Website for Kids
•Weather Web for Kids was
designed as an online meeting
place where elementary school
students can access lots of
information about weather.
•This website organizes the
information into individual pages
to make navigating the website
•Some of the pages include:
I. photo gallery where you can
post your thoughts
II. question and answer forum
IV.assignments & handouts
V. resources for further
Weather Web for Kids created through webs.com
What Do You See?
Amazing Weather images will
be posted to webs.com
Students will post discussion
responses to questions
regarding the images
Discussion will lead into the
next topic of study
Ship offshore in the Gulf of
Mexico going through 15-foot
New images will be added waves during Tropical Storm Bill
Weather images provide by: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-photos.htm
This Weather Forum is
designed for cross-school
elementary school students
across the county.
K-2 students will collaborate to
develop weather related
questions to submit onto the
3-5 students will respond to
the questions and post their
responses for the K-2 students
Weather Videos & Discussions
Weather Videos page
videos about speciﬁc
Students can view
videos individually and
respond or as a group
and discuss by posting
YouTube video: Hurricane For Kids Part 1
software that enables the world's
Skype is…… conversations. Millions of individuals and
businesses use Skype to make free video
and voice calls, send instant messages and
share ﬁles with other Skype users.
Do amazing things for free….
• Voice and video calls to anyone else on
• Conference calls with three or more
• Instant messaging, ﬁle transfer and
The ﬁfth grade students will use the voice and video
feature to do the experiment, Suck an Egg Into a Bottle,
to explain the concept of air pressure to the ﬁrst graders.
The ﬁfth graders will conduct the experiment and will be
able to explain it as they go. The ﬁrst graders will be
able to observe and ask questions of the ﬁfth graders as
they watch the experiment.
Sample: Cirrus Clouds
•An image and video hosting website
•Can share or embed your own photos, OR
•Choose from over 4 billion images on Flickr
•Be careful and familiar with site before lesson- can
accidentally access any kind of photo!
Flickr Lesson: Creating
NCSCOS Science Objective 3.03
NCSCOS Computer/Technology Skills Objective 3.07
NETS Performance Indicator 9
Lesson Objective: Students will create ‘galleries’ based on cloud type. A complete description and appropriate
examples of each cloud type is expected to be included in creating each gallery. Students will use technology
Steps to Create a Flickr Gallery:
1. Explore- tab
2. Popular Tags
3. click on clouds in tag list
4. in search box, type cirrus clouds; scroll through pages to view examples; remember tags may not be accurate-make sure pic
depicts correct cloud type!
5. look for 5-6 favorite shots of cirrus clouds
Create a gallery:
6. click on ﬁrst picture you want to include; above picture, click on add to gallery
7. opt for create a new gallery
8. title- ex.: cirrus clouds Group A* (need to distinguish groups if using one account)
description- group must correctly describe cloud type, may use textbook, etc.
9. create a new gallery click
10. add other pics by clicking add to gallery
Create new galleries for other cloud types studied.
11. Select You tab, then Your Galleries to view.
Students will build an understanding of weather and
climate through this Internet exploration.
Task- gather information from selected Internet
sites to meet curriculum competencies
Process- complete activities on weather subjects
using provided links for exploration
Evaluation- complete an online quiz based on
weather information studied while completing
Conclusion- completing this Webquest will enable
students to be more knowledgeable about weather