Seasonal Weather Changes
The student is expected to observe and describe weather changes from day to day and over seasons.
The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky.
Weather Encyclopedia: The Weather Channel Kids (website) – What is the heat index? Is the world’s climate getting warmer? This site answers your weather questions on a variety of topics and includes a glossary.
The Weather Channel: Weather.com (website) - Good source for current weather information locally and around the country.
Forecasting Through Senses: Utah Education Network (website) – Students use all five sense to observe and describe weather changes over time.
- Supporting Lessons
- Assessment Ideas
- Literature Connections
- Additional Resources
Changes in the Weather - Louisiana Department of Education (PDF) - Use unit 6 Activity 1, Page 29 - 35 observe and record changes in weather conditions.
Elaboration Lessons and Extensions
Weather Experiments: Weather WizKids (website) - Using the activities on this site, students observe and describe current and changing weather conditions (i.e., rain, clouds, wind direction), and record the outcomes of their investigations.
How to Make a Windsock for Children: WikiHow (website) - Wind is moving air. Students design and build simple windsocks to learn that while we cannot see wind, we can observe evidence of its presence by watching the movement of objects it affects.
Homemade Rain Gauge - The Imagination Tree (website) – Make a very simple rain gauge using recycled materials. Learn about measuring, number recognition, capacity and weather.
Interview your students every day for one week. Have them describe the weather conditions each day. Review the weather conditions throughout the school year as the conditions change.
What Will the Weather Be? Dewitt, Lynda (ISBN: 978-0064451130).
Weather Words and What They Mean. Gibbons, Gail (ISBN: 082340952X)
Weather. Goldsmith, Mike (ISBN: 075346442X)
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book. Cousins, Lucy (ISBN: 076365096X)
Weather Walks: Utah Education Network (website) - Record information and learn about weather while taking walks in various types of conditions: sunny, rainy, windy and snowy. Includes teacher background, extensions and assessment.