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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
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Weather Symbols
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Hurricanes
Describe the Rainy Day
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Climate Activities
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Climate Zones Map
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

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

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Weather Measurement
Temperature (Gr. 3)
How Do Thermometers Work?
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Temperature (Gr. 4)
Use a Thermometer (Gr. 1)
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Words
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Writing Activities: Using the Newspaper
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Dora the Explorer Spanish Flash Cards: Weather Terms
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Weather Terms
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

Digital Books

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

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Climate and Vegetation Regions
Life In Different Climates Activity
Activity: Acid Rain
Drylongso
Winter Weather Across America
Comparing the Weather
River Erosion
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Fall Crossword Puzzle I
Fall Crossword Puzzle II
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Months, Seasons & Time Printable Book (K-4)
Examining Fall Weather
Observing Crystals
The Vernal Equinox
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

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

Weather & Geology Connected

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Erosion at Work
What Is a Tsunami?
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Making Drops of Rain
How Do Earthquakes Cause Damage?
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Tracking a Hurricane
Building a Weather Vane
Making a Wind Vane
Demonstrating That Air Has Mass
What Are Weather Fronts?
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

Air Pressure and Humidity
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Cloud Types
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
The Winter Solstice
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Extreme Weather
Hurricane Basics
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
Storm Trackers
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Trash & Climate Change
The Ozone Show
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Emissions and Global Warming
Global Warming and Global Temperature
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Identifying Biomes
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Content Under Pressure
Convection Connection
Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Teacher Section
Analyzing Air Quality
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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