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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

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

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Extreme Weather
What Is the Ring of Fire?
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Storm Trackers
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Comparing the Weather
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

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

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Graphing Air Temperature Activity
Winter Word Problems
Temperature (Gr. 3)
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Wind Chill Factors
Rainfall
Graphing Temperatures
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Weather Words
Weather Terms
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

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

Digital Books

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

River Erosion
Climate and Vegetation Regions
Winter Weather Across America
Welcome Spring
Modeling Climates
Climate Zones Map
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Hot and Cold
Months, Seasons & Time Printable Book (K-4)
Fall Crossword Puzzle I
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
The Winter Solstice
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

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

Weather & Geology Connected

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

Weather Activities for Science Class

Building a Weather Vane
Making a Wind Vane
Weather Wordsearch
Investigate Activity: Making a Model Tornado
How Are Day and Night Different?
Tracking a Hurricane
Earthquake Waves
More Popular Weather Activities for Science Class

References

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Cloud Types
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
Hurricane Resource: Storm Surge
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Cyclones Throughout History
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

Hurricane Basics
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Fact Sheet: Tsunamis
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Beaufort Wind Scale
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Dangerous Wave
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Trash & Climate Change
What Are Local Climates?
The Ozone Show
Global Warming and Climate
Emissions and Global Warming
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Breaking Up Is Easy to Do
Air Quality and the Weather -- Teacher Section
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Worksheet
Identifying Temperature Inversions
Visibility: Teacher Section
Visibility: Student Section
More Popular Weather Activities for Earth Day

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Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!