This product contains 40 open-ended questions that vary in difficulty according to Bloom’s Taxonomy all related to weather concepts. The following weather concepts are covered: precipitation and types, clouds and types, water cycle, severe weather, weather tools, climate, meteorologists, air pressure, atmosphere, weather, temperature, humidity, greenhouse effect (one question), and common misconceptions.
These 40 questions are presented in three different ways for your preference. All three styles, fan strips, journal questions, and task cards, all contain the same 40 questions.
The long strips can be pinned together through the use of a brad or a reading ring for whole group or small group instruction. Teachers can use them as a fan of questions for attention grabbers at the beginning of your weather unit or as thought provoking questions during a unit.
The half sheet journal response page can be used with the journal strip questions as an exit ticket, research, as a center, or as an assessment. Further, if you wish you can have students cut the strip and glue into their science notebook instead. There are 20 of the same question to a page to help you reduce copies.
The task cards are a great way to provide the questions to students during literacy centers or science centers. These can be used independently or with partners.
These questions provide more detail when printed in color; however, they can be printed in grayscale to save on ink. It is recommended that they are printed, cut, and laminated for repeated use.
This is a great way to save time while gaining feedback on your students’ understanding of weather concepts.
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I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors in Science degree and an elementary education certificate. I am certified to teach K-8 Self-Contained and Middle School Science. I have taught ever since graduation,with most of my experience in 5th grade. I'm currently completing my Masters program in Differentiation. I utilize a lot of differentiated strategies along with the workshop model in reading, writing, math, and sometimes science. I love more hands-on activities that are related to real life for students to explore. I'm not a huge fan of worksheets, but do use them occasionally.