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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

Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Making a Wind Vane
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Weather Graph
Trash & Climate Change
In All Kinds of Weather
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
What Causes Severe Storms?
Climate Test
Weather Symbols
Erosion at Work
Climate Activities
Weather Forecasting
More Popular Weather Printables


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


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

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

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

Weather Activities for Math Class

Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Temperature (Gr. 3)
A Growing Snowflake
How Do Thermometers Work?
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Temperature (Gr. 4)
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Describe the Rainy Day
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Weather Words
Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Science Reading Warm-Up 60 for Gr. 5 & 6: Hurricanes
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!
Snowman Mobile
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Weather Tales
Making Cloud Mobiles

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Natural Disasters
Eyewitness: Hurricane & Tornado
Eye Wonder: Weather
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

Science and Social Studies: Home Sweet Home
Welcome Spring
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Climate Zones Map
Comparing the Weather
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Summer Crossword Puzzle
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Types of Snow
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Weather Terms
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
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
What Are Volcanoes?
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
What Is a Tsunami?
Dangerous Wave
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Air, Air, Everywhere
How Are Clouds Formed?
What Are Weather Fronts?
Building a Weather Vane
Convection Connection
How Are Day and Night Different?
Making Drops of Rain
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class


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

Natural Disaster Resources

Storm Trackers
Tracking a Hurricane
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
How a Tsunami Occurs
Hurricane Basics
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Join the Planet Protectors Club!
The Ozone Show
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
Emissions and Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Whirly Copter
Identifying Biomes
Visibility: Teacher Section
Investigating Air
Analyzing Air Quality
Content Under Pressure
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
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!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

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: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), 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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