This weather unit stimulates students into thinking about questions such as "What will the weather be like tomorrow?", "Where do clouds and rain come from?", and "Why are some days so very windy?".Top
Students will have the opportunity to explore various weather features such as wind, temperature, precipitation, and cloud cover by participating in a variety of hands-on activities.
Activities include the making of thermometers, learning to read a thermometer, and using real ones. Students will also examine different types of fabric and discuss how the fabrics relate to "water repellency" on rainy days. They will also make and use rain gauges, as well as graph the weather conditions daily on a weather calendar. Flags will be made for measuring wind speed, and students will analyze how weather affects our daily lives.
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