Measuring Weather Teacher Resources
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Temperature: Common Tools to Measure Weather
Students explore common tools used to measure weather. In this science lesson, students read a thermometer and discuss the various activities that one would participate in during that temperature.
Measuring and Recording Weather
Students examine instruments used to measure weather, record the data, and post it to an online weather report. They include a 24 hour prediction, keep a weather log, and graph the data.
Weather with Lewis and Clark: Then and Now
Fourth graders discuss how to accurately measure weather, gather materials in order to make instruments, and build weather instruments in which they measure and record different aspects of weather for a five-day period.
Weather Investigation Through The Internet
Students explore the Earth's climatic regions and their characteristics. Using the Internet, they evaluate regional vegetation, agriculture, and population density. Students name and describe instruments that measure weather. They produce a simulated "weather news" program.
How's The Weather Today?
Students explore the weather in their area. They describe the weather and find indoor clues about what the weather is like. Students discuss times when the weather has affected their plans. They look for weather patterns across the United States.
Weather Watchers - Measuring Weather
Students explain ways that meteorologists measure and predict weather, collaborate on creating some weather measurement instruments and keep a weather journal for one week.
How Can You Measure Weather?
In this measuring weather worksheet, students fill in the blank of 4 statements about the different tools scientists use to measure weather. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
Measuring Elevation Past and Present
After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of three schoolyard trees. The video makes for a fascinating anticipatory set to practicing the triangulation technique.
Here is a fabulous collection of lessons for your emerging meteorologists! In them, learners will utilize satellite data to determine distribution of rainfall, research global rainfall patterns, and utilize their knowledge to propose new instruments and satellite missions that can help us understand the changes in the earth's climate. Some fantastic worksheets, weblinks, and other educational resources are embedded in an incredibly detailed and exciting lesson plan.
Looking for a fine series of lessons on weather? These lessons are for you! Here, learners cover topics such as the hydrologic cycle, clouds, the atmosphere, air movement, weather fronts, and forecasting the weather. They engage in quite a few hands-on activities and experiments where they get to use real scientific equipment. This 29-page plan is chock-full of worksheets, resource links, and detailed descriptions of excellent activities.
Here is an outstanding presentation on weather that is perfect for early-elementary learners. In it, pupils view slides that describe different types of weather, weather events, view beautiful photos of clouds, see some of the instruments used in forecasting and measuring weather data, and view weather maps. This is an excellent PowerPoint that should lead to lots of meaningful discussion, and a greater understanding of the world of weather.
New! Study Jams! Weather Instruments
Concise, yet complete, this set of seven slides describes with photos and text the different basic instruments for measuring weather factors. After viewing, young meteorologists will be able to talk about how to measure humidity, wind direction, wind speed, air pressure, and precipitation.
Weather Dot Com
Young scholars examine the need for a standard unit of temperature and measure temperature with a thermometer. They discuss the details of a thermometer and the calibrations used, record temperature data for inside and outside, explore weather websites, and calculate changes in temperatures.
Solar Car Series: During what part of the day can t most Sun power be collected?
Students participate in an outdoor activity in which they make direct but safe observations of the Sun. Students use a solar cell and voltmeter apparatus to collect data on the amount of DC voltage produced by the solar cell during a two-minute time period while watching cloud cover.
Operation Weather Station
Students build a working weather station. In this weather forecasting lesson plan, students build a working weather station and collect data over the course of a week. Students also collect actual weather data from newspapers or online resources to compare with their findings.
What's the Weather?
Students are introduced to the concept that weather can change daily and that weather patterns change over the seasons. They use video, experiments and observational skills to explore how the weather affects human lives.
Weather In Our Own Backyard
Students observe weather conditions and discover weather-related concepts and phenomena in their immediate environment. They go on a weather walk and scavenger hunt.
Is That Measurement Stuff For Real, Life?
Fifth and sixth graders engage in a series of activities which show them the importance of using different types of measurement strategies. One of the primary goals of the lesson is to show learners that measurement is helpful in many areas of real life. Area and perimeter are two of the measurements which are focused on the most. Some outstanding worksheets are included in this plan.
Tornadoes and Technology
Students study the basics about how tornadoes are formed, and where and when they are most likely to occur. They study the current research on tornadoes and explore how scientists are trying to predict them.
Classroom Meteorologists: An Experiential Approach to Learning about Seasons and Weather
Students examine several concepts about weather in the seven lessons of this unit. This year long activity helps students to gather data seasonally about wind, clouds, precipitation, and temperature. Earth's three climate zones are examined and the chan