This Weather Unit includes 3 different activities to help in introducing the topic of weather to your students. Each activity builds upon one another to help build a solid foundation of weather vocabulary.
The first activity is called, "What is Weather? Flipbook" This flipbook includes 6 pages. Each page has parts where students will fill in different information about key vocabulary (weather & meteorology). The flipbook also includes the different types of weather and a picture of the weather type for students to color. The booklet was made to accompany the BrainPOP Jr. weather videos. The pages included are:
Types of Weather (1)
Types of Weather (2)
To put the flipbook together cut along the lines. Align the pages shortest to tallest (order is listed above). Staple along the top. Students then can flip to each page to fill in the information. An answer key is also included in this download for the teacher's use.
The second activity is called, "What makes Weather? Mini Booklet" In this Mini-Booklet there are 6 elements discussed when introducing weather. The goal here is for students to realize that all of the things that make up weather occur within our atmosphere. The elements included are:
To put the Mini-Booklet together cut out each mini page on the black lines and staple together by putting the title page first followed by the corresponding page numbers. The answer key is included!
The third and final activity is called "My Weather Journal." This is the culmination of the weather unit. Before beginning to collect our weather data through our Weather Journals I also like to introduce the different types of tools that we can use to measure weather and what specifically each tool measures. Due to copyright I can not include the page I use for this (sorry!). The Weather Journal includes a boy and a girl cover page, daily weather report recording sheets, and graphs to plot the data the student have collected.
Print as many "Daily Weather Reports" for as many days as you would like to collect data. Students will then fill in the day number you are on as well as the date and all other weather data (weather, temperature, wind speed, and observations). This is a great way to get the kids outside to collect data and make observations (weather permitting). At the end students will take the data they have collected and create different graphs, including a bar graph for weather type, and line plots for wind speed and temperature.
Thanks for the download from Miss Kelly's Classroom! Enjoy!