Weather Patterns

by: Victor Sampson and Ashley Murphy

The guiding question of this investigation is, What weather conditions can we expect here during each season? Students can use information about the daily weather conditions over the last year and what they know about the weather, seasons, and patterns to determine the typical weather that can be expected at school during each season. The Teacher Notes provide connections to the standards, a timeline, safety notes, information on materials and preparation, and step-by-step instructions for facilitating the lesson and assessing student outcomes. After the Teacher Notes, you will find classroom-ready reproducible pages in the form of an Investigation Handout and Checkout Questions. Before you begin the lesson, we recommend reading Chapters 1 and 2, which are in this book selection. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) with an explanation of what happens during each of the eight stages of ADI, which are the same for every ADI investigation. Chapter 2 focuses on the investigations and how to use them, not to replace an existing science curriculum, but rather to function as a tool that teachers can use to integrate three-dimensional instruction into their existing curriculum. Also included in the book selection are the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Grade Levels



Earth & Space Science NGSS Pedagogy Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/28/2019Pages 108Stock # PB349X7.13

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