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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)
Extreme Weather
Erosion at Work
Trash & Climate Change
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Climate and Climate Change Quiz
Making a Wind Vane
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
What Is Chemical Weathering?
What Causes Severe Storms?
What Is a Front?
Identifying Biomes
The Water Cycle
Weather (El tiempo)
More Popular Weather Printables


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


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

Lesson Plans

More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Weather Graph
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
What Factors Affect the Rate of Weathering?
Temperature (Gr. 3)
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Describe the Rainy Day
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Erosion Word Search
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
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
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (English)
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Let It Snow!
Snowman Mobile

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

Join the Planet Protectors Club!
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Climate Zones Map
Science and Social Studies: Home Sweet Home
Welcome Spring
What Are Seasons Like?
Winter Weather Across America
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Weather Station
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Weather Terms
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
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Are Volcanoes?
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Making Drops of Rain
What Is a Tsunami?
How a Tsunami Occurs
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Air, Air, Everywhere
Whirly Copter
Ocean Currents
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
Building a Weather Vane
How Are Clouds Formed?
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: Can We Change the Climate?
Global Warming and Climate
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Types of Snow
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Storm Trackers
Dangerous Wave
Tracking a Hurricane
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Ozone Show
Emissions and Global Warming
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Convection Connection
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
Investigating Air
Visibility: Student Section
Content Under Pressure
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Visibility Chart
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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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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