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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 Forecast Bulletin Board
Weather Graph
Snowflakes Poem
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Climate Activities
Snowman Mobile
Weather Symbols
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

A Growing Snowflake
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Climate Zones Map
Trash & Climate Change
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

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

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

Let It Snow!
Winter Word Problems
Glacial Pressure
Weather Station
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Ocean Currents
Condensation
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

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

Weather Activities for Math Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Wind Chill Factors
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Temperature (Gr. 4)
Weather Measurement
Use a Thermometer (Gr. 1)
How Can You Measure Temperature?
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Describe the Rainy Day
Weather Words
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

In All Kinds of Weather
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Weather Tales
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (English)
Making Cloud Mobiles

Digital Books

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

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Modeling Climates
Comparing the Weather
Winter Weather Across America
Drylongso
What Are Seasons Like?
Science and Social Studies: Home Sweet Home
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
Observing Crystals
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Summer Crossword Puzzle
The Winter Solstice
The Great White Hurricane
Snow Journals
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

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

Weather & Geology Connected

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Erosion at Work
Erosion Word Search
Landslide!
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Making Drops of Rain
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Hurricanes
What Are Weather Fronts?
How Are Day and Night Different?
How Can You Make a Cloud?
Does Sunlight Affect the Temperature?
Demonstrating That Air Has Mass
Viewing Snowflakes
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Emissions and Global Warming
Cloud Types
Weather Terms
Air Pressure and Humidity
Beaufort Wind Scale
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Storm Trackers
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
River Erosion
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

The Ozone Show
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
Global Warming and Climate
Global Warming: Climate's Come a Long Way!
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Student Section
Content Under Pressure
Visibility Chart
Assessing Air Quality
Analyzing Air Quality
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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