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What's The Air Forecast?

Activity 1 (Engage): What's That in the Sky?

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Activity Summary

Students are introduced to the anchor phenomenon for the unit by looking at a picture of a city at two different times: half of the picture shows the city hazy with smog, and the other half is clear. Students consider what could be causing this unusual phenomenon.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Approximate Time: 30-45 minutes

 

Objectives:

  • Students will make observations and hypotheses, and ask questions to better understand the anchor phenomenon

 

Materials:

  • Computer & projector

  • Investigation Tracker (teacher guide)

 

Handouts:

  • I See, I Think, I Wonder

  • Investigation Tracker

  • Air Quality Champion interview (optional)

Standards Connection

 

Warm-up

 

1. Frame the Activity

 

2. Introduce the Phenomenon

3. What Could Be Causing This?

 

4. July 9, 2018

5. Formative Assessment

Reading: Amelia Draper - Air Quality Champion

 

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Rebecca Davis, Education Manager

rnjidavis@gmail.com

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