Are you learning about weather? Do you want your students to learn how to read weather instruments and make predictions and conclusions about the weather? Do you want a STEM project that is more than just a craft? Well, this is one of my favorite projects of the year, and it will soon be yours too!
By using these simple supplies, your students can create their own weather stations that will actually work! Just follow the directions on each of the cards for each weather instrument. Then, follow the assembly direction card for the final product.
1. Weather Vane
2. Rain Gauge
This product includes directions for creating each of these weather instruments using simple materials, STEM worksheets to be used as students create their instruments (also great for assessment grades!), I Can posters, weather data recording sheets, graphing sheets to communicate what students observe, and 2 different parent letters to help you gather supplies. It's all done for you - just make sure that you read through the directions so you are familiar with what your students will be doing. It would be beneficial to make each of the instruments before class to have a model and to have an idea how to do the projects.
There are a number of materials needed for this project. I’m including 2 parent letters that you can use to ask for supplies. One is for each student to bring in a set of supplies for him/herself, and the other is a generic one where parents can just donate things they have. Most supplies needed are simple, and can be found at dollar or discount stores if they are not already lying around the house. Check out the preview to see the full list of needed supplies, as well as a sampling of what is included in the product.
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Happy Teaching! Martha from The Owl Spot