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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
Weather Forecasting
In All Kinds of Weather
Weather Symbols
Climate Activities
Hurricanes
Describe the Rainy Day
More Popular Weather Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Trash & Climate Change
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Relative Humidity: How Much Water Is in the Air?
Snowflakes Poem
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
More Popular Weather Printables

Slideshows

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

Quizzes

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

Lesson Plans

Ocean Currents
Condensation
Let It Snow!
Weather Station
Winter Word Problems
Glacial Pressure
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Weather Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

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

Technology Resources

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

Weather Activities for Math Class

How Do Thermometers Work?
Temperature (Gr. 3)
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
A Growing Snowflake
Wind Chill Factors
Weather Conversions Vocabulary
Temperature (Gr. 4)
More Weather Activities for Math Class

Weather Resources for Language Arts

Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Weather Words
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Science Reading Warm-Up 60 for Gr. 5 & 6: Hurricanes
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Erosion Word Search
More Popular Weather Resources for Language Arts

Weather Activities for Art Class

Weather Tales
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Making Cloud Mobiles
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (English)
Dora the Explorer: Weather Activity (Spanish)
Make a Silly Weather Worm
Snowman Mobile

Digital Books

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

Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Climate Zones Map
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Joanne Simpson, Meteorologist
What Is the Ring of Fire?
Climate and Vegetation Regions
Life In Different Climates Activity
What Are Climate Zones?
More Weather Resources for Social Studies Class

Seasonal Weather Activities

Types of Snow
Hot and Cold
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Hail and Snow
Welcome Spring
Observing Crystals
More Popular Seasonal Weather Activities

Weather Resources for History Class

Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
Drylongso
Retired Hurricane Names
How Hurricanes Are Named
Hurricane History
Reading Warm-Up 76 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
New Orleans, La.
More Weather Resources for History Class

Weather & Geology Connected

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
What Are Volcanoes?
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Is a Tsunami?
Erosion at Work
Dangerous Wave
More Weather Activities for Geology

Weather Activities for Science Class

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

References

Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
Weather Terms
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
Hurricane Resource: High Winds
More Popular Weather References

Natural Disaster Resources

How to Prepare for a Hurricane
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
Comparing Martian Dust Storms to Earth's Cyclones
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
Earthquake Waves
Science, Technology, and Society: I'll Huff and I'll Puff
Tsunami: How Big Can a Wave Get?
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Environmental Science Resources

Emissions and Global Warming
Global Warming and Global Temperature
Global Warming: Climate and Weather
The Ozone Show
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Join the Planet Protectors Club!
Will Global Warming Change the U.S. Climate?
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Weather Activities for Earth Day

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

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, 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 stores.

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