Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Why Study Weather? - Section 3: Students in Action


Wow! I was impressed with the discussion of my students in the Socratic Seminar! 

Originally, I had planned some high level lessons for the weather unit. As my students were discussing whether to take an active role or a passive role in correcting the damage done by humans to create global warming, I realized they needed a more in-depth look at weather and climate.

Some questions that kept reoccurring were, what evidence do we have to support... what studies have been done to verify... how do we know that... can they do a trial study...

With this in mind, I am going to frame the rest of my weather/climate unit around current issues and use live data to explore our world.

I am excited to develop a much more rigorous and relevant unit than I had originally planned.

  Changing My Direction
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Changing My Direction
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Why Study Weather?

Unit 11: Weather
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT discuss current debates about solutions to global warming in a Socratic Seminar.

Big Idea: Why study weather? The app on my phone tells me everything I need to know!

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