Project WET Discovering Drought Lesson Plan

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Students will,1 Explain the climate condition of drought. 2 List some of the consequences of drought,3 Compare and contrast weather and climate. 4 Explore cause and effect relationships between weather climate. Objectives,and drought, 5 Identify famous historic droughts around the world and in their area. 6 Investigate how to conserve water for future use during dry times. 7 Identify signs of drought on the landscape, 8 Use tree rings dendrochronology to identify periods of drought. 9 List actions they can take personally to help conserve water. Discovering Drought activity booklet enough for 1 booklet per two. Optional Internet access and computers enough for six groups or. a Farmers Almanac, Each of the seven activity spreads can be completed in about twenty.
Classroom Time minutes Discussion and wrap up will take another fifteen to twenty. Beginning on the What is Drought spread from the Discovering Drought. activity booklet instruct the students to read the text and complete the. Figure It Out graph Have students determine the average amount of. Introduction snow for five years Discuss how they determined the average. Engagement, For a technology extension have students review the water cycle using. The Water Cycle page from Project WET website DiscoverWater org. The Blue Traveler game is a great supplement, Instruct students to explore the Discovering Drought activity booklet. Activity individually or in pairs There are many ways to accomplish this exercise. Exploration For example you could have students do one spread per day when they. first arrive to your class,2012 by the Project WET Foundation. Group discussion about drought in YOUR area Use the following. questions as prompts for a class discussion,What is a drought. Why do farmers and city water managers study snow and rain. What type of climate does your area have, What type of weather is typical for your area this time of year.
Can you give an example of drought in another place in the world. At another time in history, What are water users doing to address the drought or plan for. Explanation future drought, What adaptations do some plants and animals have to survive. What can you do to address a current or future drought. Students should come to the discussion prepared and use what they have. learned in the Discovering Drought activity booklet. Writing assignment Each student should write a paragraph addressing the. following question using vocabulary introduced in Discovering Drought. and supporting their points using facts and details from the reading. How are weather climate and drought related, Deepen the lesson by using data and examples that are specific to the. area in which your students live from information garnered from agencies. such as The Weather Channel www weather com The National Weather. Service NWS www weather gov NWS Climate Prediction Center. www cpc ncep noaa gov and the U S Drought Monitor,www droughtmonitor unl edu. Elaboration or Students can research droughts as discussed in the Another Time and. Extension Place spread pages 6 7 1 to understand drought and it s impacts. Also you could use the Use Water Wisely and We All Use Water pages. on DiscoverWater org to explore ways that water is used and ways you. can conserve water Ask students to use the take action items from these. pages and create their own personalized Take Action Poster to remind. them to conserve, Pages 5 6 for the 1st and 2nd Printings of Discovering Drought.
2012 by the Project WET Foundation, Here are some suggested ways to evaluate your students learning. Use the Discovering Drought activity booklet as a graded. assignment, Have students take the Discovering Drought Pre Post Test. Evaluation provided,Use the Take Action Poster as a graded assignment. Ask students to write three paragraphs that answer the following. question How does drought affect my area currently and how has. drought affected it in the past,2012 by the Project WET Foundation. Pre Post Test Discovering Drought Lesson Plan,1 What is drought.
2 What is one consequence of drought for farmers, 3 What is the name of the severe drought that the U S experienced in the 1930s. 4 What is an aquifer, 5 List three signs of drought that you can see in the landscape. 6 How can tree rings be used to research drought, 7 List three things you can do to conserve water and prepare for a drought. 2012 by the Project WET Foundation,Teacher Notes,teaching this. Assessment,How will I know,students are,successful.
What prior,knowledge do my,students need in,order to be. successful with,this lesson s,What Common,Core Standards. does this lesson,Curriculum,Connections,In what unit does. this best fit,2012 by the Project WET Foundation, Grade 5 Standards for Drought Lesson Plan Components. Note This 5th grade alignment has been prepared as a sample Alignments for other grade levels can be. prepared using the following sources, 1 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School.
Officers Texts Illustrating the Complexity Quality and Range of Student Reading K 5 And. Texts Illustrating the Complexity Quality and Range of Student Reading 6 12 Common Core. State Standards Initiative http www corestandards org June 2009. 2 Common Core standards available as a free pdf http www corestandards org the standards. 3 Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K 12 Science Education Standards and. National Research Council 2011 A Framework for K 12 Science Education Practices. Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas, 4 Link to NSS framework also in a free pdf http www nap edu catalog php record id 13165. Note These Discover Water standards apply only when the module is used or discussed in an. educational setting and when all materials and science notebooks are utilized. Discovering Drought KIDs Activity Booklet, Common Core ELA RI 5 1 RI 5 2 RI 5 3 RI 5 4 RF 5 4a. National Science Standards Framework LS1 A LS1 C LS2 C LS4 B LS4 C LS4 D ESS1 C ESS2 D ESS3 A. by the end of Grade 5 ESS3 B ESS3 C ETS1 A ETS2 B SEP1 SEP4 SEP5 SEP6 SEP7 SEP8. CC2 CC3 CC6 CC7,Lesson Plan Activities, Common Core ELA RI 5 1 RI 5 2 RI 5 3 RI 5 4 RI 5 7 RI 5 8 WS 5 2b WS 5 2d SL 5 1a. SL 5 1c SL 5 1d SL 5 2, National Science Standards Framework LS1 C LS2 C LS4 C LS4 D ESS1 C ESS2 D ESS3 B ESS3 C ESS3 D. by the end of Grade 5 ETS1 A ETS1 B SEP1 SEP4 SEP5 SEP6 SEP7 SEP8 CC1 CC2 CC3. www DiscoverWater org We All Use Water, Common Core ELA RI 5 1 RI 5 2 RI 5 3 RI 5 4 RI 5 5 RI 5 7 RF 5 3a RF 5 4a RF 5 4c.
SL 5 1a SL 5 1b SL 5 1d SL 5 2 LS 5 2e LS 5 4a LS 5 4b LS 5 6. National Science Standards Framework LS1 C LS2 A LS2 B LS2 C LS4 C LS4 D PS3 D ESS2 A ESS2 C ESS2 D. by the end of Grade 5 ESS2 E ESS3 A ESS3 B ESS3 C ETS2 A ETS2 B SEP1 SEP6 SEP7. SEP8 CC1 CC2 CC6 CC7,www DiscoverWater org Use Water Wisely. Common Core ELA RI 5 1 RI 5 2 RI 5 3 RI 5 4 RI 5 5 RI 5 8 RF 5 3a RF 5 4a RF 5 4c. WS 5 2b WS 5 2c WS 5 2d WS 5 4 SL 5 1a SL 5 1b SL 5 1c SL 5 1d. SL 5 2 LS 5 2e LS 5 4a LS 5 4b LS 5 6, National Science Standards Framework LS1 C LS2 B LS2 C LS4 C LS4 D ESS2 A ESS2 C ESS2 E ESS3 A. by the end of Grade 5 ESS3 C ETS1 A ETS2 A ETS2 B SEP1 SEP4 SEP6 SEP7 SEP8 CC2. 2012 by the Project WET Foundation,www Discover Water org The Water Cycle. Common Core ELA RS 5 1 RS 5 2 RS 5 4 RS 5 8 RF 5 3a RF 5 4a RF 5 4c WS 5 2a. WS 5 2b WS 5 2c WS 5 2d WS 5 3a WS 5 3c WS 5 3d WS 5 4. WS 5 9b SL 5 1a SL 5 1b SL 5 1c SL 5 1d SL 5 2 SL 5 4 LS 5 2e. LS 5 4a LS 5 4b LS 5 5c LS 5 6, National Science Standards Framework LS1 A LS1 C LS2 B LS4 D PS1 A PS1 B PS2 B PS2 C PS3 A PS3 B. by the end of Grade 5 PS4 B ESS1 C ESS2 A ESS2 C ESS2 D ESS2 E ESS3 A ESS3 C ETS2 A. SEP2 SEP7 SEP8 CC1 CC2 CC3 CC4 CC5 CC7, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.
Texts Illustrating the Complexity Quality and Range of Student Reading K 5 And Texts Illustrating. the Complexity Quality and Range of Student Reading 6 12 Common Core State Standards Initiative. http www corestandards org June 2009, Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K 12 Science Education Standards and National. Research Council 2011 A Framework for K 12 Science Education Practices Crosscutting Concepts and. Grade 3rd 6th Subject Science Introduction As of August 7 2012 the National Drought Mitigation Center reported that 52 percent of the United States and Puerto Rico are experiencing moderate or worse drought Most likely your students have heard this in the news or listened to adults talk about the national drought and raised questions of their own Without proper context students

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