# Unit 5-Weather Climate Seasons

```Teacher:
School:
Essential
Question(s)
K/ Science
Week of:
What are examples of qualitative observations of local weather?
Does this change with seasons?
NGSS
Weather is the combination of sunlight, wind, snow or rain, and temperature in a particular region at a particular time. People measure these
conditions to describe and record the weather and to notice patterns over time. (K-ESS2-1)
Lesson
Objective
Opening/
Do Now
Description of Each
Instructional Component
I can
Predict weather
according to the
season by using
seasonal
weather
patterns and
texts for 3 out
of 4 seasons.
Circle Time
(5 minutes)
Brainpop Video
seasons
https://jr.brain
pop.com/scienc
e/weather/seas
ons/
1.Mini- Lesson (I Do)Teacher introduces
“Seasons” by use of a
Power point. (Slides 106116)
http://www.trento
n.k12.nj.us/files/_7
PBtr_/c916010c75
6cd4fa3745a49013
852ec4/Unit_5__Weather__Climat
e__Presentation_Slid
es.pdf
*What are the
four seasons
Have students
draw a picture
of their favorite
seasons. Share
with class.
Or
Circle Time
Seasons
https://www.y
outube.com/wa
tch?v=x5Lig67t2
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Formative
Assessments:
Checks for
Understanding
1. PowerPoint
Questions (Slides
113-115)
Differentiation/
Modifications
slides, thinking aloud,
“How many seasons are
there? What are the four
seasons? What are features
of each season? “
Introducing key words,
seasons, winter, spring,
summer, and fall.
Special Education
and or ELL*Pacing(provide
ample time for lab
*Simple Language
*Create Vocabulary
cards with vocab
terms and pictures
*Teacher can create
a large font anchor
chart for energy
unit including
pictures and key
terms
*Anchor chart for
tools used during
lab
*Deliver minilesson in small
groups
*Group students
with partners to
complete lab
“Four Seasons”
*Create a semantic
map of seasons
2.The Four Seasons
Question Sheet
Closing/
Reflection/
Assessment
Materials/
Resources
Used
Slide Match
Computer
*Match pictures
in slides with
the appropriate
season
*Seasons
Journal Log
(page 10)
BrainPop
Weather
Powerpoint
Seasons
Journal Log
Observation
Sheet
Have students
draw a picture
of their favorite
seasons. Share
with class.
/passages/four-seasons
2.We Do- See formative
assessment 1
3. (You Do)
Unit 3-Weather &amp;
Climate(Seasons) Daily
Journal (Page 10)
http://www.trenton.k12.nj.
us/files/_7PBtu_/73dd3595
2ff34da43745a49013852ec
4/Unit_5__Weather__Climate__Weather_Journal.pdf
Use the pictures in the
slides and match with the
appropriate seasons.
(winter summer
spring fall then
break each season
down)
*Allow oral
responses to lab
assessment or
drawn responses
Visual- Create
vocabulary
flashcard with
words and pictures
that depict each
word
Bodily KinestheticHands-on
investigations or
season dress up
activity
Musical- Listen to
seasons) and
identify traits of
each season
through the lyrics
InterpersonalGroup students
together with a
partner to discuss
the seasons
encouraging
students to discuss
what they know
through prompted
questions and turn
and talk
discussions.
IntrapersonalAllow student to
perform lab
independently with
moderate
prompting and
discussion. Give
students journal
starts to privately
seasons. (ie. My
favorite season is…
I rememeber a
freezing cold day in
the ____.
Linguistic-Have
students perform
vocabulary terms as
they spot them.
Logical- Give
student’s pictures
of people dressed
differently. Allow
students to give
logical reasons of
what pictures goes
with which season
Predict weather
according to the
season by using
seasonal
weather
patterns and
texts for 3 out
of 4 seasons.
Circle Time
(5 minutes)
Brainpop Video
Summer
https://jr.brain
pop.com/scienc
e/weather/seas
ons/
*What is
summer
weather like?
Have students
draw a picture
of summer
weather. Share
with class.
Or
Circle Time
Summer
“Frozen” In
summer
https://www.y
outube.com/wa
tch?v=UFatVn1
hP3o
Have students
draw a picture
of summer
weather. Share
with class.
1. I do- Teacher will
give a brief minilesson of summer
using vocabulary
and terms from
opening. (summer,
hot, sun, drought)
Closing:
Predict the
weather for a
summer day.
Explain how you
would dress.
Computer
BrainPop
Weather
Powerpoint
Predict weather
according to the
season by using
seasonal
weather
patterns and
texts for 3 out
of 4 seasons.
Circle Time
(5 minutes)
Brainpop Video
Spring
https://jr.brain
pop.com/scienc
e/weather/spri
ng/
*What is spring
weather like?
Have students
draw a picture
of spring
weather. Share
with class.
Or
Circle Time
Spring
https://www.y
outube.com/wa
tch?v=cp0T12kx
VDY
Have students
draw a picture
of spring
weather. Share
with class.
I do- Teacher will give a
brief mini-lesson of spring
using vocabulary and terms
from opening. (warmer,
rain, spring, windy)
Closing:
Predict the
weather for a
spring day.
Explain how you
would dress.
Computer
BrainPop
Weather
Powerpoint
Predict weather
according to the
season by using
seasonal
weather
patterns and
texts for 3 out
of 4 seasons.
Circle Time
(5 minutes)
Brainpop Video
fall
https://jr.brain
pop.com/scienc
e/weather/fall/
I do- Teacher will give a
brief mini-lesson of
summer using vocabulary
and terms from opening.
(fall, cooler, leaves)
Closing:
Predict the
weather for a
fall day. Explain
how you would
dress.
Computer
BrainPop
Weather
Powerpoint
*What is fall
weather like?
Have students
draw a picture
of fall weather.
Share with
class.
Or
Predict weather
according to the
season by using
seasonal
weather
patterns and
texts for 3 out
of 4 seasons.
Circle Time
Fall
https://www.y
outube.com/wa
tch?v=dE1n6rlT
PPk
Have students
draw a picture
of fall weather.
Share with
class.
Circle Time
(5 minutes)
Brainpop Video
Winter
https://jr.brain
pop.com/scienc
e/weather/wint
er/
I do- Teacher will give a
brief mini-lesson of
summer using vocabulary
and terms from opening.
(winter, cold, snow)
Closing:
Predict the
weather for a
winter day.
Explain how you
would dress.
Computer
BrainPop
Weather
Powerpoint
*What is winter
weather like?
Have students
draw a picture
of winter
weather. Share
with class.
Or
Circle Time