Experiment with online weather tools, meet weather experts, track storms, and learn about earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and more.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Students learn about weather and division by recording air temperatures, calculating averages, and building a glider to observe how far the wind will carry its weight.
Students observe weather, build an operational weather station, collect and compare data, create an "extreme" weather forecast and write first-person accounts of a storm. Older students write reports.
Interactive Whiteboard Activities
These activities for students of various ages teach weather conditions through visual observation, collecting data, and analysis.
Early readers will discover how people around the world find ways to live in a variety of climates through this brief, read-along story.
This reading activity features text, audio, and photos. Early readers will learn what weather watchers do and how they help people.
In this lesson, students analyze various weather conditions and create first-person reports from the eye of a storm!
Students will learn about winter and summer through hands-on activities, including sorting summer and winter clothing.
Students will create their own snow globes after reading about the little family that lives inside one in The Snow Globe Family.
Introduce the water cycle with these hands-on activities, including a weather calendar, a manipulative model, rain cycle flap-books, and charting a month of rain.
Jim Murphy tells the story of the Great Blizzard of 1888 through the words of survivors and victims. Students write timeline poems from the perspective of a person featured in the book.
Children will learn about weather words and the work of meteorologists as they begin to observe, describe, record, and predict the weather in this ready-to-use teaching idea for five- and six-year-olds. Activity: Science
Students utilize weather-related vocabulary by describing different types of weather, telling anecdotes, and writing diamond-shaped poems.
Weatherman Ralphie mixes heat with air to create an updraft, and the Magic School Bus rides high into the sky! Your students can see a small updraft by making wind spirals.
Extension activity for Wild Weather: Hurricanes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping.
Extension activity for Wild Weather: Lightning! by Lorraine Jean Hopping.
Extension activity for Wild Weather: Tornadoes! by Lorraine Jean Hopping.
Offers a lesson plan for teaching your class about weather through readings, writing assignments, and games.
Offers a lesson in meteorology and weather forecasting. Students perform mock weather forecasts and videotape them.
Students observe weather patterns and report what they see. They learn about different types of clouds and how each type is related to weather conditions.
Extension activity for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett.
Students compare data they obtain from a working weather station to actual weather information from newspapers or online sources.
Children will develop observational, language, math, and science concepts as they study cloud formations and weather in this ready-to-use teaching idea for four- and five-year-olds. Activity: Science
When the wind blows, the dancing begins, in this ready-to-use teaching idea for mixed ages. Activity: Movement
Escaping the Giant Wave is a perfect way to introduce reference skills to the students with a high interest topic--tsunamis. The students liked working together to accomplish a goal on the computers.
Students practice reading and recording the temperature on a thermometer.
Students listen to readings and learn to chart winter temperatures on paper thermometers.
Children will develop science, math, and observation skills as they learn about the wind in this ready-to-use teaching idea for four- and five-year olds. Activity: Problem Solving.
A fascinating, up-close look at the causes of hurricanes and tornadoes. Through the use of nonfiction, students will gain an understanding of various information-gathering techniques.
Children will work cooperatively to make a group mural they can exhibit and enjoy outdoors offers in this ready-to-use teaching ideas for two- and three-year-olds. Activity: Art
Students research the causes and effects of extreme weather.
Supplement a lesson on weather measurement with these links.
Jim Murphy tells the story of the Great Blizzard of 1888 through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike. They will learn about the men, women, and children who battled the storm head-on, the many problems that developed when it finally stopped, and how life in the United States was forever changed by one of the most devastating natural disasters in its history.