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  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for Kindergarten Designed by Michelle Heywood [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] It is time to make it rain! After reading the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in class, we will make our own rain! In this activity, you will learn about how rain is formed and how it helps the earth. Where does rain come from? Why is it important?
  • Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
      • Circle Time Activity
    • Read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as a class
    • After this, we will form a circle time and make rain!
    • Materials Needed:
    • Large glass jar
    • Hot water
    • Plastic plate
    • Bag of ice cubes
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  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    • Have the children sit in a circle
    • Fill the jar with hot water
    • Place the plate on top of the jar
    • Ask the children to describe what is happening
    • Talk to the class about evaporation
    • Place the bag of ice on top of the plate
    • The water should now condense and RAIN
    • Talk about the process of condensation and evaporation
    • Go to the following website to play fun weather games:
      • Wild Weather Adventure
      • Weather Wiz Kids
  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Understanding the Process that is taking place in the jar Cannot describe the changes that the water experiences Understands only the temperature change in water, knows the difference between hot and cold Can clearly describe the changes in water as a result of the temperature change Can clearly describe the changes in water as a result of temperature change, with the proper terminology Relating activity to actual weather conditions Cannot identify rain or the process of “rain” inside of the jar Can identify the process of rain and the process inside of the jar, but cannot relate the two Can imagine the activity inside of the jar as rain Students can imagine the activity inside of the jar as rain and can relate it to the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Behavior Sitting on carpet square, with three or more incidents of distraction or interruption Sitting nicely on carpet square, with two incidents of distraction or interruption Sitting nicely on carpet square, with only one incident of distraction or interruption Sitting on carpet square, with no incident of distraction or interruption
  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The children should have increased knowledge about the process of rain. This can be evaluated by asking the children to describe the process and note what they have learned. Even if the children cannot identify the large words associated with the process, it will be apparent that they have learned something if they can simply describe what they have observed.
  • Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Images taken from Creative Commons
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for Kindergarten (Weather) Designed by Michelle Heywood [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson was developed as part of a thematic unit centering around the picture book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs This lesson is intended to increase the cognitive domain of the Kindergarten class. This lesson is focused on the science aspect of the cognitive domain. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson is intended for a Kindergarten audience. However, it can be extended or simplified to fit both preschool and 1 st grade as well. For the first grade audience, use more correct terminology for the water cycle, for a preschool class, focus on the concepts of “hot” and “cold” The learners will need to have basic knowledge of weather patterns and rain. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The students will learn how to apply a simple concept to a larger context. The students will be challenged to infer rain from the circumstances inside of the jar. The students will be encouraged to link this cognitive activity to the story that they will read prior. Some questions to think about: -Why do we need rain? -Where does water come from? -What would the world look like without rain? -What are other types of weather? -What is your favorite type of weather? -What does rain sound like? Smell like? Taste like? Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    • Read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    • Have the children sit in a circle
    • Fill the jar with hot water
    • Place the plate on top of the jar
    • Ask the children to describe what is happening
    • Talk to the class about evaporation
    • Place the bag of ice on top of the plate
    • The water should now condense and RAIN
    • Talk about the process of condensation and evaporation
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    • Large glass jar
    • Hot water
    • Plastic plate
    • Bag of ice cubes
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The children should have increased knowledge about the process of rain. This can be evaluated by asking the children to describe the process and note what they have learned. Even if the children cannot identify the large words associated with the process, it will be apparent that they have learned something if they can simply describe what they have observed. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Now that we have made rain as a class, please go to these websites to learn more about weather: Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Weather Wiz Kids Wild Weather Adventure
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson plan is a great introduction to weather. Also, it is a fantastic activity to enjoy as a class on a rainy day. The children will probably have difficulty navigating the websites during the first part of the year; however, with progressive teaching strategies and encouragement, they will benefit greatly from this activity! Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Graphics taken from Creative Commons Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion