In the 13th “Science Kids” packet, the students will learn about weather systems. This packet supports the Next Generation Science Standards K-ESS3-2, K-PS3-1, K-PS3-2 and K-ESS2-1.
The “Science Kids” series of packets is intended to help teachers implement developmentally appropriate, hands-on science activities for children in Preschool, Kindergarten and the early grades. The activities in these packets are based on the scientific method and encourage inquiry-based learning.
As they work through the experiments in this packet, students will explore the following concepts:
1. The weather changes.
2. Weather includes cloud cover, wind, precipitation and temperature.
3. The sun warms the Earth.
4. We can use tools to measure the weather.
5. The weather determines some of our actions and activities.
* “What do we wear?” (Clothing for different weather conditions)
* “Temperature” (Make a working thermometer)
* “The sun warms the earth”
* “Cloud in a Jar”
* “Make it Rain”
* “Make a Rain Gauge”
* “Make a Rainbow”
* “Will the Wind Blow It?”
* “Make a Pinwheel”
* “Artificial Snow”
* “Emergency Weather Situations” (Tornado, hurricane and snowstorm)
* “I am a Weather Forecaster”
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