Teacher Guide: Lesson Plans
National science and math standards as well as state and local standards for NJ, NY, OH, FL, AZ, and Phoenix.
|Class Letter of Introduction|
|Begin here FIRST. Each class will submit a class Letter of Introduction to the Discussion Area.|
|Record the Data and find the Averages|
|Students will record their local daily temperature and minutes of daylight during the week of and submit it to the project web site.|
|Plot! Analyze! & Draw your Conclusions!|
|Students will plot, analyze, and draw conclusions based on data submitted from the participating schools.|
|Class Final Report|
|Students will write a submit a Final Report describing what they learned from this project to the Discussion Area|
|Supplemental and Enrichment Lessons|
|Geography Lesson - Find the Participating Schools||N/A|
|Students will locate the participating schools on a map and research their country, culture, and environment.|
|Language Arts Activity: How does climate affect your environment? (APRIL - MAY)|
|Students will gather information about their school and other participating classes and determine how climate affect their living environment.|
|Language Arts Activity: Cultural Exchange (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER)|
|Students share and exchange information about various New Years celebrations and Holidays.|
|Each of the lessons has a section on assessment located at the bottom of each page that contains individual assessment suggestions to evaluate the students' understanding of each of the corresponding objectives.
Lesson 4: Write and Submit a Final Report may be used to assess to what degree the students have achieved the learning objectives for the entire Global Sun Temperature project. You may need to change the suggested format and requirements to match the material and objectives for the lessons that you covered and the equipment that is available.
Ready-made Pre- and Post-Tests
The following tests for both the elementary and middle school classrooms have been developed for your use if you find them useful.
A. Elementary School Pre- and Post-Tests
|Pre-test: SunTemp_PreE.pdf||Post-test: SunTemp_PostE.pdf|
|Pre-test w/ Answers: SunTemp_PreEA.pdf||Post-test w/ Answers: SunTemp_PostEA.pdf|
B. Middle School Pre- and Post-Tests
|Pre-test: SunTemp_PreM.pdf||Post-test: SunTemp_PostM.pdf|
|Pre-test w/ Answers: SunTemp_PreMA.pdf||Post-test w/ Answers: SunTemp_PostMA.pdf|
C. Alternative Global Sun Temperature Project Test
- Download: SunTemp_Alternative.pdf