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Grade 4  
Unit 1: Reflections
Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan

Internet Connection Activity
Weather Forecasting    Cross Curricular
The Weather Channel
Connect to this link:
http://www.weather.com/homepage.html


  1. Type your zip code in the box under "Local Weather." Click Go.

  2. To see the weather for the United States, click Weather Maps in the left column.

  3. Use the Other Current Maps dropdown menu to see Temperature, Wind Chill, and other U.S. weather maps.

Weather Forecasting: Online Meteorology Guide
Connect to this link:
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fcst/home.rxml


  1. Read the opening remarks and then click Forecasting Temperatures.

  2. Find out how cloud cover affects the temperature. Read the information and study the drawings.

  3. Click the Back arrow.

  4. Click Forecasting Precipitation to learn about weather fronts.


Internet Connection Activity
Storm Safety    Find Out More
Lightning: The Shocking Story
Connect to this link:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lightning/


  1. Click See the whole shocking story!

  2. Click Flash Landing. Click and read each title in this section.

  3. Click "I Was Struck by Lightning" and then Terror on the Football Field.

  4. Click the Back arrow and then Are You Lightning Smart? Take the quiz.

  5. Click Striking Photos in the left column.

Get Ready, Get Set
Connect to this link:
http://www.fema.gov/kids/ready.htm


  1. Click Disaster Supply Kit. Learn about each item by clicking it.

  2. Click the Back arrow and then Family Disaster Plan. Find out what disasters can happen in your state.

  3. Go back and try the quiz. Click What did you learn?


Internet Connection Activity
Moving and Adjusting to a New Home    Leveled Books
Around the World: United States
Connect to this link:
http://www.yahooligans.com/Around_the_World/Countries/United_States/Education/


  1. Select a state and click its name.

  2. Click the links that lead you to a school in that state.

  3. If you have time, investigate a school somewhere else. Compare the schools with each other and with your own school.

Kids' Survival Guide to School
Connect to this link:
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002365/INDEX.HTM


  1. Click Experiences. Read Emmanuel's experience.

  2. Click Next to read more.

  3. Continue to read each student's experience.

  4. Explore Kids' Advice and Teachers' Advice, too.