Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Nicole Goldsand EDUU 551
Grade: 1 Standard: Earth Sciences, Language Arts 3b. Students know that the weather changes from day to day, but that trends in temperature or of rain (or snow) tend to be predictable during a season. Comprehension 1.1 Listen attentively. 1.2 Ask questions for clarification and understanding. Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text 2.2 Use pictures and context to make predictions about story content. 2.3 Connect to life experiences the information and events in texts.
What are Clouds? A cloud is a large collection of very tiny droplets of water or ice crystals. The droplets are so small and light that they can float in the air . How does rain form? Water droplets form from warm air. As the warm air rises in the sky it cools. Water vapor (invisible water in the air) always exists in our air
Some Ways to Predict Weather THERMOMETER measures the air temperature BAROMETER measures air pressure WIND VANE determines the direction from which the wind is blowing ANEMOMETER measures wind speed Your eyes are the best tool. Keep your eyes on the sky! http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
The Town of Chewandswallow <ul><li>Sardines, sardines, sardines! </li></ul><ul><li>Inventor, Flint creates machine that uses microwave radiation to transform water into food </li></ul><ul><li>More food=more clouds needed </li></ul><ul><li>Mayor Shelbourne sees the invention as an opportunity to put the town on the map and create a tourist attraction. </li></ul>
A Town of Food What are the benefits of this invention? What are the disadvantages? Need vs. Want How did the people of the Chewandswallow adapt to their environment?
Chewandswallow…all your food! Benefits: Solve world hunger! Variety of foods and beverages all the time Tourists Disadvantages: High waste of food Controlling weather Immigration/Obesity increase
Spaghetti Tornadoes and Nacho Cheese Pools What was the result of this “food shower”? How do we make connections between this story and our own lives?
I Want, I Want, I Want! <ul><li>Ice cream, jelly beans, vegas-style buffets falling from the sky </li></ul><ul><li>Children going into sugar shock </li></ul><ul><li>Food the size of houses! </li></ul>
To escape the tornado of food, people made boats out of the food falling from the sky! The Downfall of Chewandswallow
How Does This Relate To Our World? <ul><li>What do we wish would fall from the sky? </li></ul><ul><li>Were the people of Chewandswallow too greedy? </li></ul>