The students will identify air
temperatures in different parts of the world and
identify appropriate clothing for the varying climates.
air temperature and the instrument used to
measure air temperature. Take the thermometer
and the students outside to read the current air
temperature. Ask them the appropriate clothing
to wear in the current weather. Are mittens
needed? What do they think is a good range of
temperatures for wearing mittens?
to the classroom and discuss why people like to know
the temperature on any given day. (Answers may
be: To know what to wear. Whether it's
warm enough to swim. Is it cold enough to snow?,
out the What's
the Temperature? Worksheet. Discuss the
beginning part of the worksheet and have the students
draw or write appropriate clothing for the different
around a computer screen or share the newspaper
weather page. Look up different cities and the
temperature on that particular day. Point out on
a map where that particular city is located. Is
it on the Northern or Southern part of the map?
(This part of the lesson may be tied in with a Social
Studies lesson on map reading and the equator.)
the students complete the rest of the worksheet.
reading any version of The Mitten have the
students research some of the animals in the folktale.
the air temperature outside. Take the
temperature inside a mitten. Is there a
difference between the two?