Weather Men & Weather Women – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop science students’ understanding and knowledge of weather patterns and teach them how to communicate and describe weather conditions to others.

Instructional Objective: Students will explore different aspects of the weather through the apps and demonstrate their understanding through a multimedia production from the viewpoint of a meteorologist.

Step 1: Students will use the Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER app to develop an understanding of climate change, heat/humidity, monsoons, floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and cold weather conditions.

  • Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER Screenshot
  • Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER Screenshot
  • Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER Screenshot
  • Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER Screenshot
  • Extreme Weather by KIDS DISCOVER Screenshot

Step 2: Students will use The Weather Channel app to look up the temperature and weather condition predictions for the week in the town that they live in, along with other regions of the world. They will work in groups to prepare a weather forecast for the week in the region of their choice.

  • The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts Screenshot
  • The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts Screenshot
  • The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts Screenshot
  • The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts Screenshot
  • The Weather Channel: Forecast, Radar & Alerts Screenshot

Step 3: Students will work in groups and video a weather forecast for the week in their region of choice by using the iPad’s camera and the TouchCast app.

  • TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video Screenshot
  • TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video Screenshot
  • TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video Screenshot
  • TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video Screenshot
  • TouchCast Studio: Present with Smart Video Screenshot

Inspired by Caroline Rogers