Weather Stations

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Transform your classroom into a fully functioning weather station with this series of hands-on investigations. Covering the topics of temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and cloud formation, these activities engage young scientists in learning all about the earth's weather.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate these hands-on activities into an upper-elementary or middle school science unit on weather
  • Use these activities as science learning centers, having students rotate through and complete them over the course of one or two days
  • Break the activities apart, using them as a series of whole group investigations about weather
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities require significant preparation, so be sure to plan ahead when performing them in your classroom
Pros

  • Notes are included throughout the resource that point out common misconceptions to address and offer tips for teaching about weather
  • Offers suggestions of children's literature that can be used to supplement instruction
  • A weather poetry activity is included which creates cross-curricular connections between language arts and science
  • Resource provides a colorful water cycle diagram that supports children with learning about precipitation
Cons

  • None
Common Core