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Weather Watching

Weather & Seasons

Kindergarten, 1st Grade

NGSS Standards covered: K-2-ETS1-3 , K-ESS3-2 , K-2-ETS1-1 , K-2-ETS1-2 , K-PS3-1 , K-ESS2-1 , K-PS3-2
This unit helps students develop the habit of becoming weather watchers who take pleasure in noticing weather patterns and predicting changes. Less
  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Weather Conditions

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Be a Weather Watcher (30 min)
Extras (1.5 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 2: Severe Weather & Preparation

book Book: The Big Storm (25 min)
Optional Activity: Weather Watchers (20 min)
Extras (1.3 hrs)

Mystery 3: Weather Forecasting & Seasonal Patterns

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Circle of Seasons (30 min)
Extras (1.8 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 4: Local Weather & Patterns

book Book: The Weather Detective (20 min)
Optional Activity: Wind and Weather (25 min)
Extras (30 min)

Mystery 5: Sunlight, Warming, & Engineering

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Chill City (25 min)
Extras (2.5 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 6: Sunlight, Heat, & Earth's Surface

book Book: Hot Foot (20 min)
Optional Activity: Where Is It Hot? Where Is It Not? (25 min)
Extras (45 min)