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Weather Resources for Teachers

Help students of all ages learn the science behind weather forecasts with the lessons, printables, and references below. Study the effects of climate change with global warming handouts. Graphic organizers will help students chart weather patterns and record what they learn about clouds and seasons. Fun science activities include making a thermometer and a wind vane. You'll find great cross-curricular projects, resources, and Earth Day activities to incorporate meteorology across your curriculum.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Nature's Weather Clues Mini-Lesson
The Restless Air Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables for Grades K-5

Trash & Climate Change
Describe the Rainy Day
Weather Graph
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Erosion at Work
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Weather Symbols
Erosion Word Search
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Climate Activities
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
More Popular Weather Printables


Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Months, Seasons, & Time Printables Slideshow
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)


The Water Cycle Quiz
Weather Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz
Weather and Climate Quiz
Water, Wind, and Earth Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Water Cycle Vocabulary Words Quiz

Lesson Plans

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Ocean Currents
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Winter Word Problems
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

A Weather Calendar
KWL Chart - Weather and Seasons
Dressing for the Weather
What Are Clouds Like?
What Are the Seasons Like?
What Is the Temperature Outside?
What Is Your Favorite Season?
More Weather Graphic Organizers

Technology Resources

Science, Technology and Society: Supercomputers Can Track Super Storms
What Is the Weather in Your City?
Science and Technology: Showing the Weather
More Technology Resources for Weather

Weather Activities for Math Class

Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Temperature (Gr. 3)
A Growing Snowflake
Use a Thermometer (Gr. 1)
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
How Do Thermometers Work?
Graphing Air Temperature Activity
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Weather Words
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Weather Terms
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Snowflakes Poem
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

In All Kinds of Weather
Making Cloud Mobiles
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (English)
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Let It Snow!
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Snowman Mobile

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eye Wonder: Weather
Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado
Experience: Extreme Weather
E.Guides: Weather
DK Guide to Savage Earth
DK Guide to Weather
Eyewitness: Weather
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Climate Zones Map
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Welcome Spring
Climate and Vegetation Regions
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Hot and Cold
Glacial Pressure
Months, Seasons & Time Printable Book (K-4)
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

Hurricane History
How Hurricanes Are Named
Retired Hurricane Names
New Orleans, La.
More Weather Resources for History Class

Weather & Geology Connected

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Weathering and Erosion
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
What Is a Tsunami?
How a Tsunami Occurs
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Making a Wind Vane
What Are Weather Fronts?
Building a Weather Vane
Weather Wordsearch
How Are Day and Night Different?
Astronomy & Climatology Printables Slideshow
Trade Winds: Learning About Prevailing Winds
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class


Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Dangerous Wave
A Windy Day
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
What Are the Different Kinds of Seismic Waves?
How Do Earthquakes Cause Damage?
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

The Ozone Show
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Global Warming and Climate
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: Climate's Come a Long Way!
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
Analyzing Air Quality
Air Quality and the Weather -- Teacher Section
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Identifying Biomes
Visibility Chart
Investigating Air
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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