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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

Weather Graph
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
In All Kinds of Weather
Weather Symbols
Describe the Rainy Day
Weather Forecasting
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Trash & Climate Change
Climate Activities
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Erosion at Work
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
More Popular Weather Printables


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


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

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

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

Weather Activities for Math Class

Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Temperature (Gr. 3)
How Do Thermometers Work?
A Growing Snowflake
Wind Chill Factors
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Winter Word Problems
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Science Reading Warm-Up 60 for Gr. 5 & 6: Hurricanes
Weather Terms
Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Weather Words
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

Digital Books

Experience: Extreme Weather
E.Guides: Weather
Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado
Eye Wonder: 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

Welcome Spring
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Climate Zones Map
Life In Different Climates Activity
Comparing the Weather
Joanne Simpson, Meteorologist
River Erosion
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
The Vernal Equinox
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
Hot and Cold
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Retired Hurricane Names
Hurricane History
How Hurricanes Are Named
New Orleans, La.
More Weather Resources for History Class

Weather & Geology Connected

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

Weather Activities for Science Class

What Are Weather Fronts?
Making a Wind Vane
How Are Clouds Formed?
Building a Weather Vane
How Are Day and Night Different?
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
Tracking a Hurricane
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class


Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Cyclones Throughout History
Air Pressure and Humidity
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Hurricane Basics
What Are Earthquakes?
How a Tsunami Occurs
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Storm Trackers
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
What Are Local Climates?
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
The Ozone Show
Global Warming and Climate
Emissions and Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Convection Connection
Air, Air, Everywhere
Air Quality and the Weather -- Teacher Section
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Student Section
Assessing Air Quality
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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