The students will learn what the Earths features are and how they change.
The students will distinguish between weather and climate.
The students will explain the main factors that determine climate.
The students will analyze graphs to determine climate.
4 TN Standards
GLE 0407.8.2 Differentiate between weather and climate.
GLE 0406.1.5 Use mathematical ideas and processes in different settings to formulate patterns analyze graphs set up and solve problems and interpret solutions.
GLE 0407.Inq.3 Organize data into appropriate graphs drawings or diagrams.
(Engage) The students will have a silent discussion on the question What is the difference between climate and weather. A silent discussion is when the students write their answer on a sheet of paper and pass it back and forth with a partner without talking. (5 minutes)
Locate and circle the cities of Chicago Miami Phoenix Memphis and Seattle on a map.
Predict where each city except Memphis belongs using the table located on the bottom of the handout
Research one of the cities to find out the yearly temperature and precipitation
Which cities are located near oceans
Which cities are farthest south
How does this compare to the other cities
Students who did not master interpreting will be given tables with more direct information
Students that have mastered the objective will label a diagram showing how a mountain affects precipitation climate and the movement of air masses.
11 Student Intervention
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