October 15, 2002
Access Lesson Plan
Grade Level: Third thru fifth grade
Colorado Content Standards:
Reading and Writing
5.0 - Students read to locate, select and make relevant information from a variety
of media, references and technological services.
1.0 - Students understand process of scientific investigation and design, conduct,
communicate about and evaluate such investigations.
5.0 - Students understand interrelationships among science, technology and
human activity and how they affect the world.
3.0 - Students use data collection and analysis statistics and probability in
problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving
1.1 – Students will locate places on their own using maps and other geographic
2.0 – Students will identify major geographic features.
! Students will gain an understanding about weather through out the United
! Students will analyze and gain a sense of regional weather patterns by
finding similarities in weather within the United States.
! Students will understand the connections and correlations between the
location of a place and the weather that occurs there.
! Students will learn to find correlations by the use information in a
! Students will learn how to filter and find connections between stored
information in a database.
• First 15 minutes: Students will first learn how to sort through information in a
• Rest of class: Students will get a worksheet of questions regarding
correlations between the location of a city and the weather that occurs there.
They will need to apply their knowledge of regional geography and connect it
to the weather patterns analyzed in the database in order to construct a map of
the United States and the weather that is occurring at this time.
Technologies/Materials needed: Computers with th