1. Topic-
Students will learn about recording and observing temperatures.
2. Content-
Thermometer; Temperature; Fahrenheit
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students will know how to document weather conditions, and how they influence daily activities
4. Objectives-
1. Record temperatures
2. Read a thermometer in degrees Fahrenheit
3. Know how to dress for the day depending on the weather
5. Materials and Aids-
Marker; Projector; Screen; Thermometer; Thermometer Worksheet; Blank Thermometer Worksheet; Daily Weather Worksheet; Forecast map of the United States
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. As the weather is getting warmer, ask the students to describe today's weather.
2. Start a brief discussion by getting a few answers on today's weather.
3. Explain to the class that thermometers are used to provide weather temperatures for each day.
4. I will pass out a 'Thermometer Worksheet'(a worksheet containing 4 different thermometers, with varying temperatures) and inform the students we are going to learn how to read a thermometer in degrees Fahrenheit.
5. I will also place a copy of the worksheet on the projector.

B. Development-

1. I will model how to read a thermometer. I will tell the students that the top of each dial is located next to a number. The number next to the dial indicates the temperature.
2. Inform the students that the higher the temperature, the warmer it is. The lower the temperature, the cooler it is.
3. There are four thermometers on the worksheet. I will model the first thermometer question.
4. I will use a marker to indicate the top of the dial of the first thermometer. I will point to the number next to the dial. This is the temperature! I will write the temperature on the line.
5. I will inform the students that this temperature is in 'degrees Fahrenheit'. I will show the class how to write the Fahrenheit symbol.

C. Practice-

We will go over the second question on the thermometer worksheet as a class.

D. Independent Practice-

1. I will have the class complete the remaining two questions on their own.
2. After completion, we will go over the last two questions as a group.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Students with special needs will be given more time on Independent Practice.
2. I will also provide extra assistance to students with special needs.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Show students an outdoor thermometer, and then place it outside of the window.
2. I will pas out a 'Daily Weather Worksheet", which lists the days of the week (Monday - Friday)
3. I will tell the class that we will monitor the outside temperature of our classroom every day for one week.
4. We will record our temperatures on our worksheet.
5. We will also draw weather symbols for each day (sun, clouds, rain, etc.).

G. Closure-

1. Start a brief discussion for students to explain how the weather might be at 20 degrees. What month might we see 20 degrees? What might we wear in 20 degree weather? What about 80 degree weather?
2. Get a few answers from students on what we might wear depending on the weather.
7. Evaluation-
1. Break the class into groups and pass out a map of the United States. The map shows the major cities across the United States, and lists the temperature for each city. I will also pass out a 'Blank Thermometer Worksheet'.
2. I will assign different cities to each group. No group will have the same city.
3. Have each group draw in the temperature for their assigned city on their blank thermometer worksheet.
4. I will model this for the class by picking a different city and drawing in the temperature.
5. After the students draw in the temperatures, ask the students to write a few sentences describing how the weather might be for their assigned city, and explain what they might wear.
6. After completion, each group will present their city to the class, and read their sentences.
8. Teacher Reflection-
1. Are students writing the Fahrenheit symbol after every temperature?
2. Are students able to draw in the correct temperature on the thermometer?
3. This lesson may be split into two days.

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