This engaging unit allows students to delve into the concept of weather forecasting. Here's what's included:
Activity 1: Making a Class Weather Station: Students make their own weather station then use it to keep a weather log.
Activity 2: Clouds: Students learn about the different types of clouds and how they are used to make weather predictions. They then use cotton balls to create the different types.
Activity 3: Making Frost: Students investigate how frost is made and participate in a hands-on activity.
Activity 4: Tornado In a Bottle: After discussion extreme weather, students make a tornado in a bottle and examine how objects are moved.
Activity 5: It’s so Humid! Students use a sponge and water to investigate humidity and saturation.
Activity 6: Extreme Weather Reports: Students work cooperatively to research different types of severe weather and make a poster to share with the class.
Activity 7: Weather and Climate: Students will read about the difference between weather and climate, and then analyze data from a table.
Activity 8: Weather Bingo: Students wrap up the unit by playing Weather Bingo. This serves as a great review of vocabulary. A supplemental thermometer reading practice is also included.
An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.
Aligned to NGSS Standards specifically for grade 3, but appropriate for grades 3-6
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