Weather Unit: Reading Comprehension Passages, Activities, Maps, Tools & More!

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Make teaching about the Weather with these engaging and hands-on activities fun! This complete unit includes information about Weathering, Erosion, Types of Clouds, Weather Maps, and Weather Instruments. Updated with Leveled Reading Passages with three difficulty levels, build a weather tool lab, and more hands-on activities.

Weather is an important part of our everyday lives. Knowing what the weather will be like helps us decide whether to wear shorts, carry an umbrella, or wear a warm coat and mittens each day. Meteorologists gather information about the weather using many different tools and instruments. They then forecast or predict what the weather will be like.

In this unit students will learn all about:

  • Weather
  • Weathering & Erosion
  • Types of Clouds
  • Meteorologists & Forecasting
  • Weather Maps
  • Water Cycle
  • Weather Vocabulary

Weather Instruments:

  • Barometer
  • Wind Vane
  • Rain Gauge
  • Anemometer
  • Thermometer
  • Hygrometer
  • Weather Balloon
  • Wind Sock

Activities Included:

  • Meet Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • Meet Anders Celsius
  • Vocabulary Posters - with real-life photos
  • Vocabulary Activities
  • Cause/Effect
  • Weather Map Activities
  • Weather Bulletin Board Kit
  • Flip Booklet
  • Tri-fold Brochure
  • Match Up Flaps
  • Mystery Weather Flaps
  • and much more!

This weather activity pack includes several Informational Articles with real photos about the weather, weathering, erosion, types of clouds, weather instruments, weather forecasting, meteorologists, weather maps, and so much more!

✔Weather Organizer with Connection Questions

✔Weather Maps with questions

✔Thermometer Activities

✔Clouds Accordion Fold Booklet

✔Weather Quiz & Reflection



There Are 6 Main Parts of This Weather Unit:

Introduce the Weather Unit with Benjamin & Marie, two young scientists, and future meteorologists. They are in color and black and white depending on if you want to use them for the bulletin board or for individual use.

Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use them as a center activity. In addition, the vocabulary flip flaps are a great hands-on activity that works well in their interactive notebooks. Looks great on bulletin boards too!

There are several informational articles with organizers, comprehension, and connection questions. It starts with basic weather concepts with informational articles on weathering, erosion, types of clouds, 5 weather instruments, Fahrenheit & Celsius, forecasting the weather, weather symbols & weather maps. These are great for centers, partner work, and group work!

Have students read all about the weather instruments and complete an activity or experiment. Check out the websites with directions and photos for how-to’s to make homemade instruments for student experiments.

Then read about Weather Maps and forecasting the weather and Types of Clouds. Included are 5 different weather map activities for students to complete. I recommend printing the weather maps in color as some questions ask what the different colors on the map stand for. I usually print a few copies of the maps in color and place these in sheet protectors or laminate. Then you could have the students use a dry eraser marker to answer the questions, check their answers, and erase. Or copy off black and white versions for the students to write their answers and have the color one displayed on the interactive whiteboard so they can see it in color.

Additional Student Activities: Cloud Accordion Fold Booklet, Cause & Effect, compare and contrast, Create a Cloud (with cotton balls) Weather Quiz & Reflection.

✔For Elementary Grades – Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade

✔Great for Core Knowledge

✔Common Core Aligned

Meets S4E4: Students will collect weather data to predict the weather.

a. Identify weather instruments - thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, wind vane, and anemometer.

b. Explain how each instrument works and is used in gathering weather data and making forecasts.

b. Analyze weather charts and maps to predict and interpret weather conditions.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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