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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
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Weather Symbols
Climate Activities
Fall Crossword Puzzle I
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

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


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


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

Lesson Plans

Let It Snow!
Ocean Currents
Weather Station
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Glacial Pressure
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Temperature (Gr. 3)
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
How Do Thermometers Work?
Weather Measurement
A Growing Snowflake
Winter Word Problems
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Describe the Rainy Day
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Erosion Word Search
Weather Words
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

In All Kinds of Weather
Snowman Mobile
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Weather Tales
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (English)
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Making Cloud Mobiles

Digital Books

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

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

How Do You Read a Weather Map?
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Winter Weather Across America
Modeling Climates
Comparing the Weather
Welcome Spring
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Hot and Cold
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Snow Journals
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Greatest Snowfalls in North America
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

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
Erosion at Work
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Is a Tsunami?
Weathering and Erosion
Making Drops of Rain
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

What Are Weather Fronts?
How Are Day and Night Different?
Building a Weather Vane
Tracking a Hurricane
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
How Are Clouds Formed?
Observing Crystals
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class


Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Air Pressure and Humidity
Weather Terms
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Storm Trackers
What Are the Different Kinds of Seismic Waves?
Extreme Weather
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
How a Tsunami Occurs
Disaster Supply Kit
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Trash & Climate Change
Global Warming and Climate
The Ozone Show
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Emissions and Global Warming
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Identifying Biomes
Making a Wind Vane
Convection Connection
Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Teacher Section
Analyzing Air Quality
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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December Calendar of Events
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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 (and now in print!), 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.