Tut, tut, it looks like rain! Where does the rain come from and where does it go? And how does it affect the weather? Is the water in the
oceans the same as the water n rain and snow? YES! All thanks to the water cycle! It is common core to discuss weather and water, but what about the clouds and temperature? These activities are designed to go along witheach topic as you complete the expansive task of explaining weather! Infiltration is used also as “collection” if the term is too intimidating for young people! Forbid - they may not be able to tackle the three other lengthy terms!
Look! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...wait...it’s a cloud. Every day, there are clouds floating somewhere in the sky, somewhere in the world. Do you know the names of the main ones you see each day? And Is it HOT or COLD where you are? Temperature greatly affects the weather and the water cycle. If it is freezing when it is raining, it will turn to hail or snow. If it is really hot when water is present, it will evaporate faster! Did you know that the presence of clouds and differences in temperature can create tornadoes and hurricanes? Well, they can! But why? How do we measure temperature? And who is this Fahrenheit or Celsius guy? Let’s see...questions are all part of the learning process and I love to ask them! (And hopefully aid along with answering them)
This lengthy activity packet is chalked full of fun activites that your students are going to enjoy! They are carefully explained in lesson plans and trust me...they are part of the common core for weather. To start off the activity, there is a book activity. It is an "everybody should have book" and it is fabulous! Go on a ride with The Storm Wrangler by Coert Voorhees and help your students imagine a real weather hero! He has even added in some fun weather vocabulary terms in his glossary. There are some added "furthering curriculum" (or brain) worksheets and activities. However, all relate to weather and how it functions through the water cycle, clouds, temperature, and climate. This packet should be used in cunjunction with your unit on weather. It interwines science, ELA, creative writing, and math (temperature: Fahrenheit and Celcius), all under the subject of weather. This can even be correlated with a STEM project. The visuals are all created by Diligence N Design.
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