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Like a Hundred Drums A WebQuest for Third Grade Science Designed by Nancy Causey and Sarah Gray Mosheim Elementary / Middle School Based on a template from The WebQuest Page. Introduction

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Like a Hundred Drums

A WebQuest for Third Grade Science

Designed

by

Nancy Causey and Sarah Gray

Mosheim Elementary / Middle School

Based on a template from The WebQuest Page


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Introduction

Have you ever been in the middle of a thunderstorm? In Like a Hundred Drums, you will have this experience. We are going on a weather journey and you are going to be a weather forecasting cricket. You will be responsible for telling all the animals about the weather on the farm. Hold on to your seat. It’s going to be an exciting ride!


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  • Task

  • Read Like a Hundred Drums, by Annette Griessman. After reading the story, you are going to develop a weekly weather forecast. Your forecast will be for the week of __________. Your forecast should be for 7 days and contain:

  • A list of daily high and low temperatures.

  • Chance of daily precipitation.

  • Daily sunrises and sunsets.

  • Cloud types to expect each day.


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  • Process

  • Read the book, Like a Hundred Drums, by Annette Griessman.

  • Complete the weather chart given to you by your teacher.  Look at Weather.com to see a real weather forecast and to get ideas.

  • Look at Wild Wild Weather to learn more about clouds.

  • See some interesting folk lore about weather at Garden Digest.

  • Another fun site Cool Weather.

  • After looking at the websites, find a folk lore you like and draw a picture about it.



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Conclusion

Isn’t weather fun? There is so much to explore about weather on the farm. Do you think animals know what the weather will be? How do you think the animals felt when the storm was coming in Like a Hundred Drums?


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Credits & References

Trade book used

Griessman, Annette: Like a Hundred Drums, Houghton Mifflin Company. 2006

Web sites referenced

Weather.com

Wild Weather

Garden Digest

Cool Weather

Image on task page retrieved from

Cool Weather

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