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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.
Seventh graders investigate the water cycle and how it is relates to our weather.  In this weather and water cycle activity students make weather observations and use data to explore weather phenomena.
Students explore common weather phenomena in the U.S., including seasons, precipitation, and extreme weather. Using Inspiration software, they develop graphic organizers to show the concepts they have studied. Finally, they make an oral presentation.
Young scholars 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.
Students record weather for a period of one month. In this weather instructional activity, students observe weather for one month on a large pictograph. Students record clouds, wind, temperature and any other weather conditions they observe. Students study their pictograph to find weather patterns.
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.
Students keep a weather pictograph in a journal for one month and compare their pictographs and change over time. In this weather lesson plan, students identify patterns and compare their observations with their classmates.
Seventh graders investigate the physical states of water and about weather observations in the fourth grade when studying Earth and Space Sciences.This unit represents the next phase of learning about the topics of water and the weather.
Seventh graders examine the water cycle and its relationship to weather around the world.  In this weather events lesson students study the water cycle and how it impacts weather.
Young scholars study the basics of weather and the different factors that affect it.  In this weather basics lesson students describe the role the sun plays in the Earth's weather system. 
Students explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña. They explore when and where these weather changes occur, and about the effects they have on everything in their wake.
Students research weather patterns. In this weather lesson, students read Chester Noongwook's Rules of Weather Observation and keep a weather journal for one month. Students observe the weather patterns throughout the month.
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. A great teaching idea, and a wonderful lesson plan!
Students determine how to read and record weather data. They use maps, legends, graphs, charts and lists. They read a Washington Post article entitled, "Hi, Sky: How Weather Works."
Students explore earth science by reading articles in class. In this weather identification lesson plan, students analyze weather science articles on the Internet and view their own local weather patterns as well. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and complete several weather worksheets.
In this weather activity, students click on the links in the questions about weather to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 17 questions total.
In this weather worksheet, learners discuss differences in sets of weather related words, match the phonemic pronunciation of beginnings of words with endings, match adjectives to form collocations, and complete short answer questions.
Students research the effects of day-to-day weather on animal migrations, plant growth and other seasonal events. They consult maps, observe and record local conditions, keep journals and use their collected data check hypotheses.
Students investigate global warming through initial discussion of recent findings regarding weather patterns. They act as city planning 'committees' concerned with how the trends in global warming affect the agriculture and industries.
As a way to combine language arts and science, try this lesson 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." Read weather-related poetry by famous authors. Then allow learners time to write their own poems about what they have surveyed in the atmosphere. This is a well-rounded lesson that comes with plenty of supportive resources.

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