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As a result of this activity, students will be able to:
  • Go to the Internet daily to get temperatures needed for their weather journal
  • Convert centigrade scale to Fahrenheit
  • Record temperatures on a graph in their weather journal daily
  • Once a week, students will make observations from their daily graphing and write about it in their journal
  • Discuss how the weather would affect food, clothing, and shelter in ancient and modern day Egypt


Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks: Mathematics

Strand II Geometry and Measurement:
Standard II.3 Measurement

Students compare attributes of two objects or of one object with a standard (unit), and analyze situations to determine what measurement(s) should be made and to what level of precision.

Measurement reflects the usefulness and practicality of mathematics and puts students in touch with the world around. Measurement requires the comparison of an attribute (distance, surface, capacity, mass, time, temperature) between two objects or to a known standard, the assignment of a number to represent the comparison, and the interpretation of the results. Measurement also introduces students to the important concepts of precision, approximation, tolerance, error and dimension.

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Benchmarks: Science

Strand V. Using Scientific Knowledge in Earth Science
Standard V.3 The Atmosphere and Weather

All students will investigate and describe what makes up weather and how it changes from day to day, from season to season and over long periods of time; explain what causes different kinds of weather; and analyze the relationships between human activities and the atmosphere.

Excerpted from: Michigan Curriculum Framework, Michigan Department of Education, 1996. For more information, contact the Office of Curriculum Development, Michigan Department of Education; 517-373-7248

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