Sky Watchers Teachers’ Guide
The newly adapted Sky Watchers Teachers’ Guide has a number of pedagogical features to make a seamless transition to your classroom.
Each section of the newly adapted Sky Watchers Teachers’ Guide is organized to better reflect processes and themes in Canadian provincial and territorial curricula. These curricular themes are then tied to weather, severe weather, Air Quality Health Index, UV Index, and other expertise Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has to offer.
A graphic organizer showing boxes that the student must fill in before and after the one minute reading.
Activating Prior Knowledge
A trigger question starts each section. This can be used to start a discussion or brainstorm to get students thinking about the topics that lie ahead.
Six Processes are Highlighted Throughout the Text
Collaboration and community
Using a variety of sources
Collecting data or making observations
Classification or comparison
Two ready-to-print graphic organizers provide students with a framework for assembling ideas as they work through the demonstrations and instructions for building weather instruments.
Activities at a Glance
The best and most relevant demonstrations and weather instrument activities were hand-picked for the newly adapted Sky Watchers Teachers’ Guide. These are now integrated into the text, giving you at a glance ideas for hands-on participation as you review weather topics. You will also notice new questions that help make the demonstrations more interactive and valuable for use in the classroom.
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