These are month-long charts that are meant to be used to track the weather. Here are some suggestions:
--Laminate the paper to use it repeatedly, especially if your class is only focusing on one or two elements of the weather.
--Write on the paper with a pencil and keep the completed charts in a binder. These can be used later for data interpretation.
--Hang the chart in the front of the classroom and have your student helper “meteorologist” complete it each day.
--Give a copy to each student and have them record the information at home or at school. They can compare their findings with other students or turn it in at the end of the month for a completion grade.
--For the weather cutouts and “Today’s Weather” page, I recommend cutting the shapes, laminating the shapes and the “Today’s Weather” page, attaching velcro, and keeping all the shapes and sheet at the front of the class. Have students match the current weather to the most relevant symbol.
There are three charts. The first is used to record temperature and type of precipitation. The second is used to record temperature, type of precipitation, and amount of precipitation. The third is used to record temperature, type of precipitation, amount of precipitation, and type of clouds present. There is also a sheet of weather symbols.
I will add three additional charts. They will include the current information as well as wind direction, wind speed, and humidity.
This is part of a progressive year-long first grade science curriculum, which can be found at:
Common Core 1st Grade Science 10 Unit Progressive Bundle (Units 1-5) 360 Pages!
The bundle includes vocabulary quizzes, exams, journal prompts, detailed lesson plans, worksheets, cutouts, unit plans, and a year-block plan. It meets many Common Core State Standards and requirements for Next Generation Science Standards and National Standards for Art Education.
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