This bundle purchase is for 10 various assignments focusing on weather. These assignments are perfect for either in-class work, homework, or extra credit. Each worksheet is designed for Grades 6th – 8th but some minor changes should make them perfect for older or younger students as needed and be a valuable addition to your unit.
Included with this bundle package are the following assignments:
1) TORNADO AND HURRICANE PACKET (ZIP)
This lesson will take 3-4 days if you incorporate all parts. It's a great introduction to tornadoes and hurricanes by researching some of the worst real disasters that have struck the U.S.
WEBQUEST - Students will choose 4 storms (2 tornadoes / 2 hurricanes) from the list of 20 and use the Internet to research various facts including: when/where did the storm strike, magnitude/duration, casualties/damage, and additional facts.
POWER POINT - The power point is a purely visual aide with pictures of each storm from the webquest. This is to be used during class discussion so as each storm is displayed students can share facts that they found.
VENN DIAGRAM / FOCUSED WRITING - I use these to conclude many lessons as it's a great way for students to display what they have retained from discussions and research. There are two Venn Diagrams (hurricane/tornado) and two focused 5-minute writing papers.
PUZZLE PAGE - A tornado and hurricane vocabulary puzzle page is also included.
2) HOTTEST TEMPERATURE DATA GRAPH AND QUESTIONS
This assignment is great for a 1-2 lesson on weather, a homework assignment or can be used as extra credit. The assignment also works great for math class when discussing temperature and graphing
Included with this assignment are:
*A data chart of the 50 US states and their highest recorded temperature of all time (including the measuring city, and record setting date). All of the data is accurate as of 2015.
*A question sheet requiring students to use various pieces of data to make find answers, make predictions, and form comparisons (works especially good connecting weather/climate).
*A bar graph for students to graph 10 states on their choice. This can be altered to fit the needs of your class.
*A 1-page Reading Minute Article discussing the current hottest recorded temperature in the United States (with student questions to complete).
3) WEATHER MAP COORDINATES (WORKSHEET & QUIZ) (PDF)
This assignment is great as an introduction to mapping, as a quick refresher lesson, extra credit, or as a connector between geography and science (works perfectly with a weather unit).
Part 1 - Students will discuss four key items that scientists track in the atmosphere (thunderstorms, clouds, rain, and warm fronts) and use their real meteorology symbols. Students will then use the map to identify the latitude-longitude coordinates of each item.
Part 2 - The second map allows students to draw meteorology symbols onto an empty map by using the coordinates provided.
Part 3 - A simple quiz that combines the reading/drawing skills from Part 1 and Part 2.
Maps and sheets are provided as PDF files so they cannot be changed.
4) WEATHER CONDITIONS WEBQUEST
This is a great webquest / Internet assignment to use near the beginning of any unit focusing on weather (works good using school technology or for homework).
FRONT SIDE - Students will go to the website www.weather.gov and complete a chart identifying current temperature and weather details for 17 U.S. cities. Some of the cities are identified and others are for student choice. The chart can be easily modified in minutes to make any changes you want. Because of the nature of the assignment, the chart will change every day much like the weather changes so an answer key will also need to be filled out by a teacher the day of the assignment.
BACK SIDE - Students will go to the website www.weatherforyou.com/history/ to identify three significant weather/disaster events that occurred on this date in history. Students will then change the date to their birth date to find what weather events occurred at that time.
This is a quick and fun assignment that most students really enjoy since it shows them a wide range of current weather in our country and gives them a historical look at weather events. Great for discussion the following day.
5) MYTHBUSTERS – STORM CHASING MYTHS VIDEO WORKSHEET
*Video is necessary for completion of this worksheet
*Mythbusters "STORM CHASING MYTHS" (Season 9, Episode 2)
All episodes of Mythbusters are now available for inexpensive purchase on YouTube which makes them ideal for Sub Plans.
A 23-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on myths surrounding tornadoes and storm-chasing equipment. Storm-chasing vehicles are tested against F-3, F-4, and F-5 wind speeds. The Mythbusters are tasked with designing a personal protection device if you are caught outside in a tornado.
*The video needed for viewing can be purchased through a variety of sellers both as physical media or through streaming viewing (including Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Discovery, and YouTube).
6) WEATHER VOCABULARY CROSSWORD-WEBQUEST
This purchase is for a combination webquest-crossword puzzle that challenges students to identify or research 40 different vocabulary terms based on the provided definitions.
The focus of this assignment is WEATHER. Examples of some of the words included are: El Nino, humidity, Fujita Scale, monsoon, troposphere, climate, smog, cirrus cloud, meteorologist, anemometer, and 30 others.
Students love webquests and worksheets that feel more like a game so this assignment combines them for the best of both worlds. It's great to use as homework or extra credit as well!
*If you do not have ample school computer access, solving this puzzle with a standard set of student science textbooks on Weather will also be possible.
7) WEATHER VOCABULARY QUIZ & STUDY GUIDE
This study guide and quiz are perfect for fast review in either science or language arts classes.
The study guide includes the definitions of 20 commonly used meteorology terms.
The 30-question vocabulary quiz mixes between matching, true and false, fill-in, multiple choice, and short answer.
Both study guide and quiz are provided as MS-Word documents so you can modify as needed.
8) METEOROLOGY MAPPING AND WEATHER SYMBOLS (PDF)
This lesson is a great addition to Weather and teaching students the variety of meteorology symbols that are used to track weather.
Students are tasked with reading weather information from a chart and then locating and drawing the correct weather symbol into the correct state on a US Map.
*direction sheet that describes weather conditions in 48 states (sorry Alaska and Hawaii).
*US Map that identifies the names of the 48 states.
*blank US Map for students to draw their weather symbols into.
*packet with 100 weather symbols and descriptions as provided from the N.O.A.A. website.
This is a fun assignment for students and the maps and symbols can be re-purposed for a variety of other weather and map assignments for your weather unit.
9) TORNADO GRAPH IT
This assignment is great for homework or as extra credit for science/math classes.
The assignment gives students 13 pieces of data and requires them to order the items from most-to-least and then label and design an appropriate bar graph with the data. An example of a descending order graph is provided (makes for great visual reference before assignment is given).
Assignment is provided as an MS-Word document so you are free to alter directions and data as needed.
10) ATMOSPHERE VOCABULARY PUZZLE
This worksheet is perfect for a homework assignment or for extra credit for science students.
The front side is a vocabulary grid focusing on key terms relating to the atmosphere layers of our planet.
The back side asks students to use the grid words in well-written sentences.
Unless noted, each assignment in this bundle is provided as an MS-Word document to make modifying easy to fit the needs of your students. Unless specifically noted, answer keys are not provided with each assignment.
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