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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 Symbols
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Extreme Weather
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Weather Graph
Describe the Rainy Day
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

What Is a Station Model?
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
How Does Climate Affect Living Things?
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Activity: Making a Weather Map
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
What Causes Local Winds?
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Months, Seasons, & Time Printables Slideshow
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Astronomy & Climatology Printables Slideshow
Earth Science Printables Slideshow

Quizzes

The Water Cycle Quiz
Extreme Weather 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
Condensation
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Glacial Pressure
Investigating Air
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

What Is the Weather in Your City?
Science and Technology: Showing the Weather
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?
Rainfall
How Do Thermometers Work?
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Temperature (Gr. 3)
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Winter Word Problems
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

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

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

What Are Climate Zones?
Climate Zones Map
What Are Seasons Like?
Modeling Climates
Science and Social Studies: Home Sweet Home
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Life In Different Climates Activity
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Spring Crossword Puzzle II
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Types of Snow
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Weather Terms
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

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

Weather & Geology Connected

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
What Is the Water Cycle?
Erosion at Work
What Is Chemical Weathering?
What Is a Tsunami?
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Are Volcanoes?
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Hurricanes
Demonstrating That Air Has Mass
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
What Are Weather Fronts?
Convection Connection
Building a Weather Vane
Tracking a Hurricane
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Storm Trackers
Dangerous Wave
How a Tsunami Occurs
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
How Do Volcanic Eruptions Affect Ecosystems?
Extreme Weather Disasters Quiz
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Trash & Climate Change
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
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

Identifying Biomes
Air, Air, Everywhere
Breaking Up Is Easy to Do
Air Quality and the Weather -- Teacher Section
Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Student Section
Assessing Air Quality
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

Highlights

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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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