3rd Grade Weather and Climate {aligns to NGSS}

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  1. This is a bundle of my four 3rd Grade NGSS units. Please download the preview for more information about the included resources. Are you struggling to find materials to use for your third grade NGSS lessons? These units include so many activities and resources that you can use! There are mini books,
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Students will learn about weather and climate. The unit covers the three main topics--weather tables and graphs, reducing weather hazards, and climates of the world.


This third grade unit on weather and climate aligns to NGSS* standards 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS2-2, 3-ESS3-1. Students will learn about types of weather, the water cycle, meteorologists, weather tools, reading the temperature on a thermometer, predicting weather vs. the actual weather, graphing weather, weather hazards and solutions, and climates of the world.

This unit includes so many activities and resources that you can use! There are mini books, vocabulary, posters, hands on activities, non-fiction passages, practice pages and so much more!

It covers three topics:

•Weather Tables and Graphs

•Reducing Weather Hazards

•Climates of the World

*Climates covered in this unit are:

Desert, Mediterranean, Temperate, Polar, Mountain, Tropical

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I used this with my 3rd graders when I was student teaching and they loved this resource. It was so interactive and helpful for them and made the learning about weather and climate much more fun and enjoyable.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The kids loved this. So many different ways to use these resources. You could have a complete unit or just use some of the activities as standalone lessons. Very creative and fun.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐This resource has everything you need to teach about weather and climate! It's engaging and easy to use with students! There are so many activities and assessment pieces to use with students. I especially love the weather tools resources! Great resource!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.
Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction. Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.


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