Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tool #7

Content Objective
Using data from two different weather stations, TSW analyze weather patterns by comparing and contrasting the weather in Houston, TX to the weather in Orchard Park, New York.
Plan for Implementation
I'm planning on having the students start this project in October. That is a perfect month to see drastic changes between the two cities.
Tools for Use
Google Docs would provide a great avenue for both classrooms to collect the needed data. They will be able to identify similarities and differences throughout the 3 weeks. We will also use skype so that the students can actually "see" what the weather is doing in both locations.
Description of Project Plan
This project will give a purpose for knowing and studying weather patterns across the country. Both groups will have to create and fill out data tables on the weather in their area. We will skype between the classrooms at least 2 times a week so that the children in both areas can see the weather "first hand" and start to discuss with one another the similarities and differences. Together they will use google docs to create a final project.
We will do this project with my Aunt's school in Orchard Park, New York.

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