Food, Location and Weather Project
The purpose behind this project is to help students understand the food that
an area produces is affected by the location, climate, and amount of water found
there. Along the way, the children will..
- in Language Arts, use
a variety of fiction and non-fiction books to learn about the content area
information. The students will write a variety of poems and an
expository text to report about a given climatic areas. They will also be
writing their own Weather play as a summation activity.
- geographically be
able to identify the seven continents and major oceans; be introduced to
basic geographic mapping skills; and read and produce physical maps.
- in science systems
identify the four basic Earth systems and then use that knowledge to
integrate the other parts of the project together.
- learn about weather systems
and conduct science experiments and demonstrations connected to the
water cycle. In doing so, they will find the answers to the three essential
questions of the Weather, Sun and Air science unit of second grade.
- mathematically, chart
weather patterns and make bar graphs of the data.
- technologically, use
Web Quests to research various parts of the projects; gather data from value
added sites; and use Apple Works and Kidspiration to present what they have
While the whole unit was taught in an interwoven way, the site is broken down
into the component parts for better ease of use for adults into a student
picture gallery, a social studies page, a science page and a bibliography page.
The TAS Weather, Sun and Air
What makes the weather?
What happens to me when the weather changes?
What would happen if there were no typhoon predictions?
What would happen if there was no sun?
Students will be able to:
- gather information to create and interpret graphs.
- demonstrate their understanding of the stages of the water cycle.
- use a variety of ways to observe and record weather.
- understand how the sun affects air movement.
- predict, explain and draw conclusions from various experiments.
- use observations to write poetry.
- use procedural writing.
Students will know that:
- weather conditions vary from place to place and change daily.
- the significance of the equator as it relates to temperature