Weather Science Unit - Reading Passages, Activities, Posters, and Task Cards

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Melissa Mazur
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3rd - 5th
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Make your life easy while enhancing your science unit on weather with this no-prep unit. This unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on weather.

These reading passages with comprehension questions are the perfect way to quickly check for understanding while providing the students with background information on each topic. It is also the perfect way to integrate literacy and science! These pages can also be used as quick assessments, center work, or homework.


Earth's Atmosphere

  • Earth's atmosphere reading passage and comprehension
  • Earth's atmosphere - draw a diagram
  • Earth's atmosphere crossword puzzle


  • Weather reading passage and comprehension
  • Weather crossword puzzle
  • Weather flip book
  • Weather instrument fill in the blank and match
  • Weather instrument identification
  • Weather KWL
  • Weather journal
  • Weather graph
  • Weather forecast
  • Reading a thermometer


  • Climate reading passage and comprehension
  • Climate true/false
  • Climate crossword puzzle


  • Wind reading passage and comprehension
  • Wind word search and fill in the blank
  • Wind compare/contrast

Air Pressure

  • Air pressure reading passage and comprehension
  • Air pressure word search and fill in the blank
  • Air pressure graphic organizer

Jet Stream

  • Jet stream reading passage and comprehension
  • Jet stream word search


  • Clouds reading passage and comprehension
  • Clouds identification
  • Cloud crossword puzzle
  • Cloud drawing/diagram


  • Precipitation reading passage and comprehension
  • Types of precipitation match and drawing
  • Precipitation crossword puzzle


  • Types of fronts reading passage and comprehension
  • Fronts flip book
  • Fronts word search

Weather Bingo

5-page Cumulative Assessment


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda J. says, "This resource worked great for my higher level readers in second grade. The passages are very informative. My students enjoyed reading and learning about weather. The worksheets were a great way to assess their understanding of the text."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Breann L says, "My class loved the comprehension passages. They found them easier to understand than our science text (which is hard for my class made up entirely of ELLs). Thanks for putting this together!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heather Seegert says, "This was great for in class learning and then we finished it as distant learning. It had great questions for kids to be thinking about rather than just searching for an answer and plopping it in."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Janelle Janssen says, "Fabulous. I searched and downloaded a lot of content for weather, and this one was my favorite! The kids loved the first reading today. Full of fun facts, but a nice approachable reading level."


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season. Examples of data could include average temperature, precipitation, and wind direction. Assessment of graphical displays is limited to pictographs and bar graphs. Assessment does not include climate change.
Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features. Maps can include topographic maps of Earth’s land and ocean floor, as well as maps of the locations of mountains, continental boundaries, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow. Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.


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