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This idea looks at Forecasts and how we Prepare for Weather

Subjects:

Science, Social Studies  

Grade:

2  

 

Title – Weather in the U.S. and the World
By – Debbie Haren
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 2
Materials:
Objectives:
To be able to name various types of weather in the world and the U.S.

To be able to talk about how weather effects the state or country.

Materials
pencils
newspapers
weather channel (optional)
local forecasts on T.V.(optional)

Activity:

Have the students find the 5 day forecast in the newspaper. Have them talk to each other about what the different forecasts were for different days. After they have small group discussion have them work together to give different types of weather that could happen. Then list the weather on a large sheet of paper and leave it hanging up during the weather unit.

Next have the students watch the weather for the next week and see if the forecast was correct. What was the percent of the time it was correct. 50%, 60% or lower??

Discussion:
1. If they forecast snow what do you think the city will do to prepare for the snow???
2. If the weather calls for high winds what could happen to electricity?
3. Do you think there are more traffic accidents when it is snowing or sunny out?
4. What do some people do to prepare for snow?

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