Learning About Weather

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Grade Level
Middle School
Length of Time
1 hour

Students will choose some aspect of weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, snow, hail, floods, or another type of weather and write an essay.


Students will learn:
To research a particular type of weather
To take notes on the information
To write an essay about the weather they chose

Materials Needed

Science book
Notecards or notebook paper
Pens and whiteouts


First, students will decide what type of weather they would like to write about such as tornadoes, hurricanes, snow, hail, floods, or another type of weather.

Then, they will look up the information and jot down notes about that particular subject.

After that, they will organize their notes and write an article about the topic.

Finally, you will collect their papers and grade them.


You can grade on how well they looked up their information and wrote their article. You can also check on correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure.

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