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Children (Special Ed) learn rain concepts here by making a rain cloud out of construction paper and yarn
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Title – What is Rain
By – Jennifer Ford
Primary Subject – Science
Grade Level – K – 5
Concept/Topic to Teach:
- This lesson plan will teach the children about rain and weather concepts.
- The students will listen to a story about rain and discuss with the teacher and others in the group about prior knowledge of weather concepts and rain.
- The students will then watch a PowerPoint video and answer question about the presentation.
- Finally, the students will make a model out of construction paper and yarn to represent a rain cloud and rain.
- Students will participate in group discussions about rain and weather concepts.
- Students will learn about where rain comes from and how it helps animals and people. Students will understand the concept that rain comes from clouds.
- Students will produce a model of a rain cloud and rain using construction paper and yarn.
Texas Essential Knowledge Science Standards addressed:
- K.4.c, 1.8a, 4.8b, 5.8b
- construction paper
- watering can
- a plant
- teacher created PowerPoint and worksheet
- Students will be shown how the weather cycle creates rain, in the most basic concept (rain comes from clouds).
- They will listen to a book read by the teacher, and discuss the times that we see rain.
- Students will participate in watching the teacher “create rain,” by using a watering can and watering a plant.
- Next, students will watch a PowerPoint presentation on rain, afterwards answering questions about the PowerPoint.
- Finally, students, with assistance, will create a rain model out of construction paper and yarn.
- At the beginning of the lesson, the teacher will sit under the rain cloud with her umbrella. She will ask the children ” What is happening? ” The children will say: “It is raining.”
- The teacher will ask the children to look up at the ceiling and tell her where the rain is coming from. The students should reply, “the cloud.”
- The teacher will remind the children that rain is a form of weather and we are going to learn more about rain today.
- Tell the students we are going to learn more about rain today, and where it comes from and what it is used for.
- The students will listen to a book about rain. There will be a 4-5 minute discussion about the book.
- The students will watch the teacher demonstrate how rain works by using a watering can, water and a plant.
- The students will watch a PowerPoint presentation about rain. The teacher will show the ppt twice. After the presentation. The students will follow along on a worksheet, answering questions derived from the ppt. The teachers will assist if necessary.
- The students will make a model of a rain cloud and rain.
- The students will display their rain cloud on the wall.
- Upon completion of this activity, students will understand the concept of the weather cycle in the basic form of rain comes from clouds.
- Students will be able to have a clear understanding vocabulary such as: rain, clouds and weather.
- Students will be able to apply more easily weather concepts.
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