Observing the Weather

How can you predict the weather without any technology? Young scientists learn to forecast the weather using traditional Native American techniques. Based on their observations of the weather, as well as talking to their classmates, they keep a journal of their weather predictions for several days. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity as an individual project for kids to do at home, or have them observe the weather at school as a class
  • Compile the weather observations and forecast into a timeline or bar graph
Pros

  • A good addition to your unit on climate and weather
Cons

  • None