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Rain, Rain, DON’T Go Away
Student will conduct research about various cause and effects related to rainfall and water supplies
Students will share their information through multimedia, both online and in video formats
Students will work collaboratively and use critical thinking to solve various water related issues
ELA.CCR.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA.CCR.W.7 . Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
ELA.CCR.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
NGSS – DCI: Weather and Climate
In this project based learning activity, students will investigate and explore current issues related to water. With many areas of our planet in drought while others are subjected to severe weather, students investigate the causes of different types of weather, the impact it has on humans, and the best ways we can deal the weather related issues. For this activity, students will focus in on water (rainfall, drought, conservation, supplies, etc.).
Students will begin by exploring the science behind weather and how it effects water supplies. As part of the introduction students will Skype with a local meteorologist to inquire about weather, climate, and water supplies. Students will have brainstormed questions prior to Skype which will guide the conversation. Students will continue researching online and also with their local water district. Students will individually present their findings and information using Sway. Sways should contain accurate and relevant information.
Students now in groups will investigate both local and global water related issues that will effect both rainfall and water supplies in different areas. Students will present their information in an informative newscast format. Newscast should not only informative, but also have a call to action component for the viewer. Videos will be created and edited in Movie Maker.
Lastly, students will work collaboratively to solve a water problem they came across in their research. Teams will design and build model devices to solve the particular water related issue they chose. Upon completion of water devices, students will present it and be able to make claims about the merit of their designs to an audience (peers, parents, community members, representative from local water district.)
Student Work Examples
Student Sway on Water -
Group Weather Newscast -