SORT Climate Zones - Weather & Climate - 3rd Grade NGSS Earth Science Station

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In this SORT science station, students learn about the world's climate zones. Students sort countries into the climate zones either via a traditional sort or by coloring a map. Included is an article about climate zones. Students then answer questions about climate zones and the sort within their science journal or on the provided worksheets.

This SORT station is also available in a larger bundle of 8 Weather & Climate Science Stations

Included in this resource:

  • Links to Google™️ Resources noted below
  • Student Text in two formats
  • Sorting Activity with color cards
  • Sorting Activity in a black and white worksheet
  • Differentiated Questions (short answer, fill-in-the-blank with and without a word bank, task cards, multiple-choice questions)
  • Answer Key

Google Classroom™️ Components Include:

► Google Form™️ with Reading Text & Differentiated Questions

► Google Slides™️ with Sort Activity

Differentiated Responses

Each station includes four different ways to respond to the experience at the station: short answer questions, fill-in the blank questions, task cards with short answers, task cards with multiple choice. All the variations are similar to one another. Choose the format that best fits your classroom and students. Students are encouraged to use their science journal, but worksheets are included as well.


Information about the full bundle:

Weather & Climate Science Stations for Third Grade Next Generation Science Standards include 8 different science stations where students can deepen their understanding of how animals interact with each other. The focus is on NGSS 3-ESS2.D & 3-ESS3.B and include concepts such as weather, climate, severe weather, how clouds are formed, meteorology and weather maps, types of precipitation, meteorological tools, and climate zones.

The Weather & Climate Science Stations Include:

Vocabulary Cards in two formats with and without pictures.

Watch a Video about Severe Weather - Students watch a video about the weather and climate or severe weather and answer questions. Allow students to choose the video or have them do both.

Play a Game - Students interact with a video game about seasons or the water cycle. Students then answer questions about the games.

Investigate Clouds - Students conduct an investigation on clouds and answer questions.

Diagram Weather Maps - Students diagram meteorology and weather maps and answer questions about the diagram.

Read a Passage about Severe Weather - Students read a passage about extreme weather events and answer questions.

Model Types of Precipitation - Students make a model of types of precipitation and answer questions.

Explore Meteorology Tools - Students explore tools meteorologists use to forecast weather and build a wind gauge.

Sort Climate Zones - Students sort countries into climate zones and answer questions about the sort.

***Purchase all Third Grade Science Stations together in one large BUNDLE***

Some stations include two or more activity choices and extension activities.

Each station is designed to last about 15-20 minutes. Students may do one a day for 8 days, 2 a day for two days, or any format that works for your classroom.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.


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