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Weather Watching Unit
How can you get ready for a big storm?
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Extensions

Below are ideas for extending this topic beyond the activity & exploration you just completed.

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Activities: Weather Watchers

  • Create a bulletin board or a science notebook where students can use pictures or words to record weather each day.

  • Have students take turns being a “weather reporter.” Each day, the weather reporter describes the day’s weather. Is it rainy or dry? Warm or cold? Windy or still?

  • Make a simple windsock and hang it outside your window so students can observe changes in the wind direction and speed.

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Overview
Grade K
Topic Weather & Seasons
Focus Severe Weather & Preparation
Print Prep
Activity Prep

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In this Read-Along lesson, JJ and his grandfather get ready for a big storm. The lesson includes a short exercise where students observe the weather and imagine how to prepare for a storm. You can extend the lesson with the optional activity, Weather Watchers, where students track the weather over four days.

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COVID-19 Adaptations
Students can work solo
Digital worksheets available

Students at home
Students need the Weather Window worksheet (printed or digital).
Number of students:
Weather Window worksheet 30 copies
Prep Instructions

Think Ahead

Students will record the weather each day for four days using the Weather Window worksheet.

Think about:

  • What time of day do you want students to check the weather? Ideally, it should be about the same time each day.
  • How many days do you want students to check the weather? The worksheet has space to record weather for 4 days. If you want students to continue beyond 4 days, use the second page of the worksheet with blank day numbers that can be filled in.

Continue Exploring Weather Patterns

It’s fun watching the sky and tracking the weather. But your students probably won’t see dramatic changes in this short time. To make students aware of seasonal changes, we suggest they keep a four-day weather journal EACH SEASON. In other words, have students complete a worksheet in fall, in winter, in spring, and in summer. They should note the season on each worksheet and keep them in their science notebooks.

When they have completed all four seasons, compare the results in a class discussion. Look for patterns or trends in the weather where you live.

Overview
Grade K
Topic Weather & Seasons
Focus Severe Weather & Preparation
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