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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

The Restless Air Mini-Lesson
Nature's Weather Clues Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables for Grades K-5

Summer Crossword Puzzle
Weather Graph
Hurricanes
Weather Symbols
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
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
Extreme Weather
Climate Activities
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Trash & Climate Change
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Months, Seasons, & Time Printables Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Astronomy & Climatology Printables Slideshow

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

Condensation
Ocean Currents
Weather Station
Let It Snow!
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Viewing Snowflakes
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Weather Measurement
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Wind Chill Factors
Winter Word Problems
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Temperature (Gr. 3)
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Weather Words
Measuring Weather: Vocabulary
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

Digital Books

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

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Comparing the Weather
Climate and Vegetation Regions
Climate Zones Map
Activity: Acid Rain
Winter Weather Across America
Drylongso
Modeling Climates
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
Months, Seasons & Time Printable Book (K-4)
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
The Great White Hurricane
Glacial Pressure
Hibernation Report Outline
The Winter Solstice
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
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Is a Tsunami?
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
Dangerous Wave
How a Tsunami Occurs
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

Making a Wind Vane
What Is a Cloud?
Building a Weather Vane
Demonstrating That Air Has Mass
Brisk Breeze
How Are Clouds Formed?
What Are Weather Fronts?
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Cyclones Throughout History
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Air Pressure and Humidity
Beaufort Wind Scale
Cloud Types
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Storm Trackers
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Weather Terms
Science, Technology, and Society: I'll Huff and I'll Puff
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
Landslide!
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

The Ozone Show
What Are Local Climates?
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Global Warming: What It Is . . .
Global Warming: Can We Change the Climate?
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

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

Highlights

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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