Weather and Climate - Complete NGSS Science Unit - 3rd Grade

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Weather and Climate Unit - Third Grade - Science - Complete Unit - NGSS

This product is a complete teaching unit of 11 hands-on, engaging lessons to teach Weather and Climate that is fully aligned with the third-grade NGSS standards. Also included is a collaborative end-of-unit project that utilizes the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices to apply their knowledge in a fun engineering and design project.


Unlock your students' natural curiosity and passion for science with this interactive and hands-on teaching unit. Designed to connect with their prior knowledge and provide immersive experiences, this unit offers 11 engaging lessons that guide students through complex scientific principles in an accessible way. Students will actively participate in hands-on experiments and activities that make learning exciting and memorable. This unit promotes independent learning and encourages students to reflect on their understanding, helping them build a solid foundation of knowledge in a fun and stimulating environment.

What is covered?

  • Lesson 1 - What is weather?
  • Lesson 2 - What is the atmosphere?
  • Lesson 3 - How do we measure weather?
  • Lesson 4 - What are seasons?
  • Lesson 5 - How do we measure temperature?
  • Lesson 6 - Why is there water in the air?
  • Lesson 7 - Can clouds predict weather?
  • Lesson 8 - Why does the wind blow?
  • Lesson 9 - What is a climate zone?
  • Lesson 10 - What are extreme weathers?
  • Lesson 11 - How do extreme weathers affect people?

End of Unit Engineering Project: "Weather Proof the Roof!" {Weather-Resistant Shelters}

Each science unit includes an end of unit project where students must apply their knowledge gained from the unit, in a collaborative problem solving task. Application of learning ensures students. are demonstrating a depth of understanding.



  • Total of 11 core lessons + 1 End of Unit Project
  • Teacher Guide - A complete Teacher’s Guide with scripted lesson plans, unit overview, standards alignment & unit materials list
  • 11 x Teaching Presentations - available in PPT and Google Slides
  • Student Science Journal - An engaging student science journal to accompany the unit with reading activities, Time to Think challenges, experiments, vocabulary activities, reflections and more.
  • End of unit project book - A separate book for the end of unit project to guide the process of problem solving
  • Reading Tasks - A range of read and respond activities
  • Time to Think - Group discussion activities
  • Discover and Explore - Experiments and hands-on demonstrations to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to grasp complex scientific principles.
  • Formative/Summative assessments - Comprehension tasks, quizzes, reflection/ journal prompts, end of unit assessment
  • Vocabulary Cards/Activities - Reinforce key vocabulary
  • Answer Key/Model Answers - Save time marking!

*Please download the preview to see all that is included, including samples of everything!*


This product is suitable for distance learning but some lessons will need to be adapted. Also, the format will need to be adapted and digitized to be be shared on distance learning platforms such as Google Classroom. If you would like to save yourself time and purchase the Google Slides version of the student activities you can find it here, Distance Learning - Weather and Climate - Third Grade - Google Classroom Slides

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
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.
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.


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