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Lesson 1: Grades K–2
Lesson 2: Grades 3–5
Lesson 3: Grades 3–8
Lesson 4: Grades 6–8
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Aligned to National Standards

This Weather Watch activity meets national standards by providing students with opportunities in the following areas.

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics:

  • Selects and uses appropriate instruments and technology to measure in real-world situations
  • Generalizes a pattern, relation, or function to explain how a change in one quantity results in a change in another
  • Analyzes real-world data to recognize relationships using graphic models generated by technology

Reading and Language Arts
International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE):

  • Collects data, facts, and ideas
  • Uses knowledge from oral, written, and electronic sources
  • Compares, synthesizes, interprets, and analyzes information from different sources
  • Selects, organizes, and categorizes information using a wide variety of strategies
  • Relates new information to prior knowledge and experience
  • Uses text features that make information accessible and usable
  • Establishes authoritative stance on a subject
  • Develops information using facts and details
  • Analyzes interprets, and evaluates information, ideas, organization, and language from text
  • Listens attentively to others and builds on others' ideas in discussions

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA):

  • Plans and implements investigative procedures
  • Uses equipment and technology
  • Collects data by observing and measuring
  • Analyzes and interprets information to construct reasonable explanations from direct and indirect evidence
  • Communicates valid conclusions
  • Constructs graphic structures of information using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data
  • Analyzes and reviews scientific explanations
  • Represents the natural world using models and identifies their limitations

Technology Foundation Standards for Students:

  • Use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity
  • Use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
  • Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources
  • Use technology tools to process data and report results
  • Employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world