Emanne Knefati Lesson Plan 2 2nd grade, Science, The

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Lesson Plan 2
2nd grade, Science, The Atmosphere
The Seasons
State Standard: Grade 2, Standard 8: GLE 0207.8.1 Associate temperature patterns with
seasonal changes.
ISTE Standard: 3. Research and Information Fluency C. Evaluate and select information sources
and digital tools based on appropriateness to specific tasks
Lesson Idea: Choose one image to represent each season in the year. Include the range of
temperatures of each season in particular to Memphis.
Learning Objective: Evaluate the different seasons and temperature ranges of each season in
Memphis.
Grade Level: 2nd
Problem Statement: Imagine you are a meteorologist and while you are on vacation in a
remote place, you bump into aliens from Mars. They do not know anything about the seasons
on Earth. In order to teach them about our seasons, make a chart explaining the four seasons
through images. Include the kind of precipitation that may occur in each season, or lack
thereof. In addition, give the temperature ranges in each season in relation to Memphis.
Include which months comprise each season. Make sure to include your sources in a reference
section.
Assessment: The student will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Graphics that appropriately depict each season
2. Correct identification of each season
3. Correct general temperature range of each season in Memphis
4. Grammar and presentation
The following grading levels will be used: below proficiency, proficient and advanced.
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Example:
*The Four Seasons*
Typical
Months of
this Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
March to June
June to September
September to
December
December to
March
Rain or no
precipitation
Rain or no
precipitation
Occasionally rain,
May rain, ice, hail,
sometimes snows,
snow, or no
and no precipitation precipitation
65 F- 92 F
35 F- 85 F
Image
Precipitation
(based on
Memphis)
Temperature 44 F- 89 F
range in
Memphis
35 F- 64 F
Source 1: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/aboutseasons.html
Source 2: http://memphis.about.com/od/historyandfacts/qt/Average-Temperatures-InMemphis.htm
Source 3: (Image) http://cleanclipart.com/spring-clip-art/
Source 4: (Image)
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/free_resources/downloadClipArt.jsp?filen
ame=summerTree_tn.gif&filepath=/media/images/free_resources/clip_art/seasons/summerTr
ee_tn.gif&collectionName=seasons&folderName=seasons
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Source 5: (Image) http://www.clipartpanda.com/categories/fall-leaves-clipart
Source 6: (Image) http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_image_pages/0071-1006-21150710.html
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