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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

Trash & Climate Change
Describe the Rainy Day
Weather Graph
Hurricanes
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Erosion at Work
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Erosion at Work
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Weather Symbols
Erosion Word Search
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Climate Activities
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

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

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

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

Weather Activities for Math Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Temperature (Gr. 3)
A Growing Snowflake
Winter Word Problems
Use a Thermometer (Gr. 1)
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Describe the Rainy Day
Erosion Word Search
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Weather Words
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

Digital Books

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

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Climate Zones Map
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Welcome Spring
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Describe the Rainy Day
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Weather Station
Types of Snow
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Drylongso
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
Erosion at Work
Erosion Word Search
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Weathering and Erosion
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Erosion at Work
Making a Wind Vane
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Ocean Currents
What Are Weather Fronts?
Condensation
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

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

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
What Is a Tsunami?
How a Tsunami Occurs
Dangerous Wave
A Windy Day
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

The Ozone Show
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Global Warming: The Climate Detectives
Global Warming and Climate
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Erosion at Work
Erosion Word Search
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
Analyzing Air Quality
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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