Weather Phenomena Teacher Resources
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How Does Your Garden Grow? Discovering How Weather Patterns Affect Natural Cycles
Emergent scientists examine the unusually warm winter of 2011-2012 (called the “year without a winter”) and its effect on blossoming times and pollination. Groups engage in a weather information scavenger hunt, compare climate maps, and collect data from the US and Europe.
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sky Observations Sky & Cloud Windows
Students observe the sky and weather to gather data. They conduct experiments to answer questions about the sky and weather phenomena. They measure, analyze and present data. They create sky windows by gluing sky colored paint chips around a frame and compare colors to those found in the sky.
2nd - 6th Science 6 Views 40 Downloads
Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events. They present their findings to the rest of the class and then rank how confident scientists seem to be about the links.
6th - 12th Science 52 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Our Poetic Planet - Writing Poems about the Earth
As a way to combine language arts and science, try this lesson plan on writing cloud poetry. Begin by showing a PowerPoint presentation and images of cloud types. Take meteorology masters outdoors to explore the sky using the provided "Cloud Viewer.
2nd - 8th Science 15 Views 33 Downloads
Students identify basic weather instruments and how they are used to record weather data. Students define several vocabulary terms as stated in lesson. Students use basic instruments to record weather data in their area. Students use the Internet to check short and long range forecasts.
4th - 9th Math 38 Views 109 Downloads
Weather Observation Journal
Learners record weather for a period of one month. In this weather lesson, students observe weather for one month on a large pictograph. Learners record clouds, wind, temperature and any other weather conditions they observe. Students study their pictograph to find weather patterns.
K - 4th Science 30 Views 237 Downloads
Fifth graders identify the causes and effects of several different kinds of severe weather phenomenon. They read an excerpt from John Muir's book The Mountains of California and research one of the following severe weather phenomena using the Internet and library resources; thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, and flooding.
5th Science 17 Views 89 Downloads
Wild Weather and The Water Cycle
Seventh graders review the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world. They focus their attention on extreme weather phenomena such as: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and drought. Pupils draw a complete water cycle and place the weather phenomena in the correct area of the water cycle.
7th Science 6 Views 66 Downloads
Breaking it Down
After challenging themselves to correctly choose the form of erosion and length of time required for a given landform to develop, earth science class members model mechanical and chemical weathering with various lab demonstrations over two days' time.
4th - 12th Science 58 Views 59 Downloads
Why Do We Have Weather?
Convection is offered as the reason behind our weather phenomena. This presentation assumes that viewers are familiar with the methods of heat transfer, and is therefore more geared toward middle-school meteorologists. The focus is on the intertropical convergence zone, the Coriolis effect, pressure systems, and fronts.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 145 Downloads
Observing Monsoon Weather Patterns with TRMM Data
Follow a fabulous slide show on how monsoons form and how satellite technology is being used to observe the phenomena, explaining why they occur. Afterward, visit the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) website to access actual data and write about current weather patterns.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Weather: A Global Awareness Tour
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and when severe weather happens in these regions, and work together to come up with a proposed itinerary for their band that should keep them "dry" during their performances.
5th - 8th Science 34 Views 69 Downloads
Sun and Weather
How is the Earth's weather created? Middle schoolers will explain how the Sun's energy is transformed into different forms. They will perform mathematical calculations of volume, mass, and temperature. They they will explain the different factors influencing the Earth's weather.
6th - 8th Science 35 Views 318 Downloads
Weather-Themed Group Signs
Raindrops, sunshine, rainbows, and clouds are only a few of the fun weather themed posters you'll find here. Each of the six posters provides the name of a weather phenomena and a related image.
- These can be hung over table groups
- Use on a weather-themed bulletin board
- Laminate and use in a weather game
Pre-K - 3rd Classroom Support 3 Views 0 Downloads