Weather Activities Unit with Clouds, Weather Maps, Weather Instruments, Weather Tools
Learning about the weather has never been so much fun! You will love this creative and interactive pack with information on erosion, forecasting, types of clouds, weather instruments, and meteorology all in one pack!
Weather is an important part of our everyday lives. Knowing what the weather is going to be like helps us decide whether to wear shorts, carry an umbrella, or wear a warm coat and mittens each day. Meteorologists gather information about the weather using many different tools and instruments. They then make a forecast or prediction about what the weather will be like.
In this unit students will learn all about:
✔Weathering & Erosion
✔Types of Clouds
✔Meteorologists & Forecasting
Weather Instruments such as:
In this complete unit students will work on many hands-on creative activities including:
✔Meet Benjamin & Marie - young scientists
✔Meet Mr. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
✔Meet Mr. Anders Celsius
✔Vocabulary Posters - with real-life photos
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Mystery Weather Flaps
This weather activity pack includes several Informational Articles with real photos about weather, weathering, erosion, types of clouds, weather instruments, forecasting the weather, meteorologists, weather maps, and so much more!
✔Weather Organizer with Connection Questions
✔6 Weather Maps with questions
✔Clouds Accordion Fold Booklet
✔Weather Quiz & Reflection
There Are 6 Main Parts of This Weather Unit:
Introduce the Weather Unit with Meet Benjamin & Meet Marie who are young scientists and future meteorologists. They are in color and black and white depending if you want to use them for the bulletin board or individual use.
Introduce the 12 vocabulary weather words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. In addition, the vocabulary flip flaps are a great hands-on activity that works well in their interactive notebooks. Looks great on bulletin boards too!
There are several informational articles with organizers, comprehension, and connection questions. It starts with basic weather concepts with informational articles on weathering, erosion, types of clouds, 5 weather instruments, Fahrenheit & Celsius, and forecasting the weather, weather symbols & weather maps. These are great for centers, partner work, and group work, too!
Have students read all about the weather instruments and complete an activity or experiment. Check out the websites with directions and photos for how-to’s to make homemade instruments for student experiments.
Then read about Weather Maps and forecasting the weather and Types of Clouds. Included are 5 different weather map activities for students to complete. I recommend printing the weather maps in color as some of the questions ask what the different colors on the map stand for. What I usually do is print a few copies of the maps in color, place these in sheet protectors or laminate. Then you could have the students use a dry erasers marker to answer the questions, check their answers, and erase. Or copy off black and white versions for the students to write their answers and have the color one displayed on the interactive white-board so they can see it in color.
Additional Student Activities: Cloud Accordion Fold Booklet, Cause & Effect, compare and contrast, Create a Cloud (with cotton balls) Weather Quiz & Reflection.
✔For Elementary Grades – Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned
Meets S4E4: Students will collect weather data to predict the weather.
a. Identify weather instruments - thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, wind vane, and anemometer.
b. Explain how each instrument works and is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts.
b. Analyze weather charts and maps to predict and interpret weather conditions.
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