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  • 1. What Is The Sky? 4 th Grade What Is The Sky? By: Stephanie Poduska By: Stephanie Poduska
  • 2. Weather • National Geographic Video: Weather 101 • http://www.worldweatherpost.com/2009/05/ 27/national-geographic-video-weather-101/
  • 3. What are different seasons the sky produces, what are the characteristics, and how do they affect us?
  • 4. How is rain, temperature, and wind speed affected on a weekly bases, how often does it change, and why? •Winter •Spring •Fall •Summer •Degrees F •mL
  • 5. How does all of this information fit together, how could it change over the future, and finally what are your new thoughts in regards to the sky?
  • 6. The Sky? • Up in the Sky by David Lumerman • http://www.lil-fingers.com/sky/index.html
  • 7. TEKS • (21) Writing/inquiry/research. The student uses writing as a tool for learning and research. The student is expected to: – (A) frame questions to direct resarch (4-8); – (B) organize prior knowledge about a topic in a variety of ways such as by producing a graphic organizer (4-8); – (C) take notes from relevent and authoritative sources such as guest speakers, periodicals, and on-line searches (4-8); • (2) Scientific processes. THe student uses inquiry methods during fields and labaoratoryinvestigations. the student is expected to: – (A) plan and implement descriptive investigations including asking well- defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology; – (B) collect information by observing and measuring; – (C) analyze and interpret information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidense;
  • 8. TEKS • (4.3) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The students adds and subtracts to solve meaningful problems involving whole numbers and decimals. The student is expected to: – (A) use addition and subtraction to solve problems involving whole numbers; and – (B) add and subtract decimals to the hundredths place using concrete objects and pictorial models. • (4.4) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student multiplies and divides to solve meaningful problems involving whole numbers. The student is expected to: – (A) model factors and products using arrays and area models; – (B) represent multiplication an division situations in picture, word, and number form; – (C) recall and apply multiplication facts through 12X12; – (D) use multiplication to solve problems (no more than two digits without technology); and – (E) use division to solve problems (no more than one digit divisors and three digit dividends without technology). • (3) Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions. The student is expected to: – (A) analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to thier strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information; – (B) draw inferences based on information related to promotional materials for products and services; – (C) represent the natural world using models and identify thie limitations;
  • 9. TEKS • (15) Writing/purposes. The student writes for a variety of audiences and purposes, and in a variety of forms. The student is expected to: – (A) write to express, discover, record, develop, reflect on ideas, and to problem solve (4-8); – (C) write to inform such as to explain, describe, report, and narrate (4-8); • (4.14) Underlying processes and mathematical tools. The student applies Grade 4 mathematics to solve problems conneted to everyday experiences and activities in and outside of school. the student is expected to: – (A) identify the mathematics in everyday situations; – (B) solve problems that incorporate understanding the problem, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the solution for reasonableness; – (C) select or develop an appropriate problem-solving plan or strategy, including drawing a picture, looking for a pattern, systematic guessing and checking, acting it out, making a table, working a simpler problem, or working backwards to solve a problem; and – (D) use tools such as real objects, manipulatives, and technology to solve problems
  • 10. Work Cited • Blogs: • Austin News: Jim Spencer • http://blogs.kxan.com/weather/ • This is an Austin meteorologist that blogs about the weather, explains how the weather will affect us, and why it might be the way it is. Very informative. • Weather Machine: Janice Dean • http://weather.blogs.foxnews.com/ • This blog is another weather blog by a meteorologist but from another station so it offers another perspective and style. • Images: • National Geographic Video: Weather 101: Ted Szukalski • http://www.worldweatherpost.com/2009/05/27/national-geographic-video-weather-101/ • This is an image of the sky when it is raining. • http://www.freefoto.com/preview/9906-07-3?ffid=9906-07-3&k=JuBlue+sky+and+white+clouds • Image of a Jet Blue Sky and White Clouds • http://www.freefoto.com/preview/901-02-8585?ffid=901-02-8585&k=Winter+trees+with+a+grey+sky • Picture of winter trees with a grey sky • http://www.freefoto.com/preview/19-10-11?ffid=19-10-11&k=Spring • Picture of spring • http://www.freefoto.com/preview/1218-57-17?ffid=1218-57- 17&k=Fall+Color%2C+New+Hampshire%2C+USA • Picture of Fall Color, New Hampshire, USA
  • 11. Work Cited continued • Video: • National Geographic Video: Weather 101 • http://www.worldweatherpost.com/2009/05/27/national-geographic-video-weather-101/ • This is a video explaining how weather happens for every type of weather. Very informative and covers the broad spectrum of weather and how the sky operates. • Information: • Time for a Change... of Season: Paige Williams • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077384/ • This site gives some information as to why the seasons change based on scientific reasoning. • The quot;Weather Dudequot;: Nick Walker • http://www.wxdude.com/ • This site goes very in depth with information and games regarding weather. • Slide Cast: • Up in the Sky: David Lumerman • http://www.lil-fingers.com/sky/index.html • This site is like a mini story that in a very basic way explains what all is in the sky, very fun and cute.