[nobe-l] Teaching Elementary School Students

Melissa R Green lissa1531 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 22:19:05 UTC 2018

with the young students, we sing songs that causes them to imitate the 
rain, and thunder.
Such as, I"hear thunder,(kids stamp their feet while singing), do you too 
do you too?", "pitter patter rain drops,(Kids, clap hands while singing, 
to emulate raindrops), then the song ends with II am all wet and so are 
you!"   that may be something you can use with the other activities.  You 
could also use the tornado dance with the kindergarteners.  Hope it helps.

Melissa R. Green And Pj
"Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends 
it, but also the father who wipes away the tears."
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I have been invited to teach a kindergarden and 5th grade class about
meteorology.  I am not exactly sure how to teach these two age groups.  I
have to give 10 to 15 minute demonstration in each class.  Could I get 
help with how to make some of the activities accessible or suggestions on
what I can do?  I am wanting to make the presentations interactive.

For the kindergardeners, I am planning  on demonstrate a tornado in a
bottle and drawing the water cycle.  The tornado in a bottle involves 2
two-liter sized bottles tapped together at the neck  One of the bottles is
filled about a third of the way up with slightly colored water and maybe
some beads.  When to bottles are flipped and then swirled, a little 
can be seen spinning in the top bottle.  The water cycle drawing idea is 
have the kindergardeners draw clouds, rain drops and a body of water, like
a lake or the ocean.  Then, having the kids collaborate to figure out how
the water cycle works, like where water comes from, how it is transported
and then rains.

In the fifth grade class, I am looking at either crushing a can and the
tornado dance.  The crushing can experiment uses a small heating plate,
empty soda can, a small tub of ice water and tongs.  The can is heated up
for a few minutes, then put into the ice water bath.  Generally, this
crushes the soda can.   A tornado dance includes standing up and imitating
the motions of how cloud circulation can cause a tornado to form.

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