K-12 Weather Units and Resources

Primary (Pre-K – Grade 3)

Scholastic Weather Pages for K-2

Atmos The Weather Unit from UUIC – grades 2-4, multiple activities in all subjects. Well-organized lesson plans and activities

Climate Lesson Plan to complement the Weather Unit above.

The Weather Wizard Well-planned full theme unit on weather, the water cycle and climate for primary grades

Junior (Grade 4-Grade 6)

  Project Groundhog K-6 students online project with activities and lessons. Join other kids across North America in recording the coming of Spring through weather observation

 Climate Change posters curriculum, using posters from Canada’s climate change web site

Scholastic Weather Pages for Grades 3-5 includes online and offline activities and lesson plans

Write a Severe Weather Bulletin for Junior learners. Lesson plan from the NY Times. Includes extensions and tie-ins to other areas of the curriculum

Make a Weather Station Make your own weather station. Plans and instruction for making barometer, rain gauge, anenometer, wind vane and more

Weather Worksheets A collection of dozens of worksheets focusing on weather. Include word searches, crossword puzzles, math problems, vocabulary sheets with weather words, and more.

 

Intermediate (Grade 7-Grade 9)

   Clouds theme page from Gander Academy – research and information oriented

Scholastic Weather Pages for Intermediate Learners

Weathereye Weatherye lesson plans – an excellent
collection of weather lessons for grades 6^ including lessons on severe weather, weather forecasting, global warming, blizzards and more. Each lesson takes from 1.5 to 5 hours to complete.

Weather Lessons at NOAA Teacher pages for OAR/NOAA site includes lesson plans for use with hurricanes, global warming, tornadoes, el Nino, forecasting, temperature tracking and more

Journey North and weather integration. Exciting online project tracking migration patterns of various species. This part of the unit focuses on how weather affects songbird migration.

Senior (Grade 10-Grade 12)

  Climate Change Posters theme unit from the Manitoba Senior 2 Science Weather Dynamics Cluster

Make a Weather Station Build a weather station and track weather as part of a theme unit

Scholastic Weather pages for Senior high students.Lesson plans, online and offline activities 

WW2010  Meteorology in the classroom lessons and research. Excellent themed pages and lessons

Trusting the Forecast 2-3 week theme unit about forecasting weather

Eye in the Sky Theme unit on satellite meteorology for 7th through 12th grade. Excellent lesson plans and activities to support full weather curriculum

General Resources

 Climate Change Home Page Excellent resources for teaching about climate change and how it will affect Canada. Features lesson plans customized by province from this page.

Weather Unit from k12science.org – well-organized theme unit that includes implementation help for teachers to overcome obstacles and encourage learning. Adaptable to all grade levels

Weather Research Starters from Scholastic Books

Weather Whiz Kids from meteorologist Crystal Wicker, an excellent resource site for kids AND teachers. Explanations are geared toward 3-5th grade students, but suitable for older and younger. Each page includes links to lesson plans, experiments and activities to extend the lesson. You’ll also find a full page of weather experiments.