Wednesday 10/28/15EQ: What are air masses and “fronts”?
Warm up: What is a “front”?

-WGAL forecast
-Review air masses and fronts HW
-Cold front/ warm front guides notes in groups
-Trade front notes
Summary: Front Review questions

HW: Warm/ Cold front review questions


Thursday 10/29/15
EQ: How do you read and interpret a station model?
Warm up: Explain the weather changes you could expect from a cold front vs. a warm front.

-Review warm up
-Review Cold/ Warm front notes
-NWS Forecast map review
-Introduce Station models Lab
-Pressure Practice
Summary: Station model example

HW: Complete Station Model Lab (Part 1)


Friday 10/30/15
EQ: EQ: How do you read and interpret a station model?
Warm up: What is the pressure in millibars in St. Paul, MN if the station model on the map reads 212? What kind of weather would you expect to see there?

-Return & Review Weather Factors Quiz
-Station models review and example
-Finish Station model lab (conclusions)
Summary: Review station model lab

HW: FINISH Station Model Lab if not finished.
Gold Team Grade reports and missing work!



Monday 11/2/15

EQ: How can I use the various weather factor information to predict the weather?
Warm up: Identify the major fronts and weather conditions given the map on the following page.

-Review warm up
-WGAL Forecast
-Weather tools
-Advancement and challenges in meteorology (discovery)
Summary: Basics of predicting the weather

HW: Predicting the weather
Start looking back at “Unit Preview” and review vocabulary
Weather & Climate Unit Test on FRIDAY



Tuesday 11/3/15
EQ: How can I use the various weather factor information to predict the weather?
Warm up: What is the difference between weather and climate? Which weatherfactors effect climate the most?
-Review predicting weather HW
-Predicting weather practice using today’s maps
- Go to www.edheads.org/activities/weather
- Complete “Predicting the weather” Level 1, 2 & 3
Summary: Begin Climate reading and review
HW: Finish Climate regions reading and review (not last page)


Wednesday 11/4/15
EQ: What is Climate? What factors are important for the Climate in a region?
Warm up: Complete what factors cause climate regions (On back of HW)
Checking Climate HW
-Review Climate HW
-Intro to weather forecasting project
-Groups pick cities
-US Climate Region explanations
-http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html
Summary: WORK ON WEATHER UNIT REVIEW
HW: Complete Study Guide for Weather Test



Thursday 11/5/15
EQ: What are major concepts of weather and climate?
Warm up: What are the most confusing topics about the weather?
Checking Study Guide
-Check and Review study guide
- Kahoot review
Summary: Weather review game
HW: Weather Test TOMORROW!


Friday 11/6/15
EQ: What are major concepts of weather and climate?
Warm up: Look over weather study guide
Summary: Weather Unit Exam
When finished: Read and Review weather forecasting project information
HW: Gold Team Grade reports and missing work!

Monday 11/9/15
EQ: What methods should we use to predict the weather?
What factors make the weather change?
Warm up: Get assigned laptops from the cart (SEE LIST ON TOP OF CART). Turn it on and log in. DO NOTHING ELSE.
-Return & Review weather tests
-Preview Forecasting Project & Demo data gathering
-Get in groups, assign cities, and begin!
-DAY 1: Climate, & Severe Weather, local activitesresearch
Summary: Daily Research Summary
HW: Finish research for climate, severe weather, local activities in your city!



Tuesday 11/10/15
EQ: What methods should we use to predict the weather?
What factors make the weather change?
How does weather relate to climate?
Warm up: Get assigned laptops from the cart (SEE LIST ON TOP OF CART). Turn it on and log in. DO NOTHING ELSE.
-Show Project example
-Resource review and explanation
-DAY 2: Share Climate/ local info & BEGIN Long range forecast
Summary: Daily Research Summary
HW: Long-range forecast, begin script, begin tech display
WATCH THE WEATHER FORECAST (news or WGAL.com)


Wednesday 11/11/15
EQ: What methods should we use to predict the weather?
What factors make the weather change?
How does weather relate to climate?
Warm up: Get assigned laptops from the cart (SEE LIST ON TOP OF CART). Turn it on and log in. DO NOTHING ELSE.
-DAY 3: Long range forecast, Script writing, Tech design
Summary: Daily Research Summary
HW: Revise forecast, script, or tech design


Thursday 11/12/15
EQ: What methods should we use to predict the weather?
What factors make the weather change?
How does weather relate to climate?
Warm up: Get assigned laptops from the cart (SEE LIST ON TOP OF CART). Turn it on and log in. DO NOTHING ELSE.
- DAY 4: Final forecast , Final Script, and Final Tech design
- REHEARSAL! REHEARSAL! REHEARSAL!
Summary: Daily Research Summary
HW: Final revisions for forecast, script, and tech design
BE READY TO FILM TOMORROW!


Friday 11/13/15
EQ: What methods should we use to predict the weather?
What factors make the weather change?
How does weather relate to climate?
Warm up: Get in groups- Final REHEARSAL!
Summary: DAY 5: FILMING FORECAST!
* Turn in rubric, research, group grading sheet HW: Have a great weekend!

Monday 11/16/15
EQ: What is global warming? How will it affect our futures?
Warm up: What is global warming and what is suspected to be the cause of it?
-Return and Review Weather Forecasting Projects
-Discuss make up plan
-Review warm up
-Global warming webquest
http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
Summary: Global warming webquest worksheet
HW: Weather Forecast Make up? (Due Wednesday)


Tuesday 11/17/15
EQ: What is global warming? How will it affect our futures?
Warm up: Log on to laptops and finish global warming webquest.
-Global warming webquest
http://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
-If finished early:
-Take an expedition around the world to see effects of GW
Summary: Global warming webquest worksheet
HW: Finish Global warming webquest if necessary.

Wednesday 11/18/15 (Early Dismissal)
EQ: What are the major types of severe weather?
Warm up: What are the major impacts that global warming could have on our future?
-Review global warming webquest
-Partner read aloud on storms
Summary: Preview severe storms plans
HW: Finish Storms reading and review


Thursday 11/19/15
EQ: What are the major types of severe weather?
Warm up: What is the difference between a severe weather “watch” and a “warning”?
-The ultimate guide to severe weather
Summary: video worksheet
HW: None.


Friday 11/20/15
EQ: What are the major types of severe weather?
Warm up: What is the difference between a severe weather “watch” and a “warning”?
-The ultimate guide to severe weather
Summary: video worksheet
HW: None.