Module 18-Science KA - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will identify extreme weather conditions and illustrate hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards. Students will also compare and contrast various environments.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Weather Extremes Colored pencils or crayons;
2 Compare Environments Crayons or colored pencils;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Weather Extremes
  1. Identify extreme weather conditions.
  2. Illustrate hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards.
2 Compare Environments
  1. Compare and contrast various environments

Module Key Words:

Key Words
extreme weather

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Weather Extremes 2 Weather Extremes Assignment
2 Compare Environments 2 Compare Environments Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Weather Extremes In this lesson, as your student learns about extreme weather, keep an eye on the news for extreme weather events going on across the nation. Discuss the findings with your student. Discuss how the extreme weather affected the areas it hit. Please have your student draw or write their extreme weather safety plan in their Science Notebook.
2 Compare Environments Have your student draw a picture of a rainforest environment and a desert environment in their Science notebook.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Weather Extremes
  1. What causes extreme weather?
Compare Environments
  1. What types of environments are around the world?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Weather Extremes Weather Extremes
  1. What are some examples of extreme weather?
Compare Environments Compare Environments
  1. What is a rainforest environment like?
  2. What is a desert environment like?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! Roger Canavan 1030L
2 Al Roker's Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena Al Roker
3 Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme Marianne Berkes AD610L
4 Desert Night Desert Day Anthony Fredericks

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing