Weather Unit: Exploring Weather Through Puddles NGSS Aligned Complete Curriculum

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF


This is our complete guide to teaching weather through a puddle phenomena. This is a top-rated NGSS weather unit which as been used in many districts across the country. Teachers and students alike have enjoyed learning about weather, temperature, and the connection to puddle evaporation. This research-backed unit incorporates three-dimensional learning sequences and focuses on equity and collaborative learning opportunities for all students. The engaging lessons, activities, and experiences allow children to see the science concepts in the world around them.

What's Included:

  • 10 Learning Experiences
  • Extensive Teacher Background Knowledge
  • Lesson Tips and Walkthroughs
  • Classroom Photographs
  • Hands-on Manipulatives
  • Model Scaffolds
  • Data Recording Sheets
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Mentor Book List
  • Extension Activities
  • Classroom Discussion Tips and Tools

This unit was created with kindergarten in mind, but the concepts can easily be scaled up to 1st and 2nd grade.

This ambitious style of teaching is helping students to further engage with science and to develop the critical skills needed for complex thinking and the sharing of ideas.

This is NOT a collection of printables/worksheets to print and hand to students. If you are truly looking to incorporate the newest science teaching standards, then this unit is for you!

We hope you love the weather unit as much as we do! We have put years of research and work into this unit and would love to share it with more teachers.

This purchase is for one classroom use. You can purchase additional licenses for a discounted price!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather. Emphasis is on local forms of severe weather.


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