Second Grade Nest: Teaching Weather: Activities and Resources

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Teaching Weather: Activities and Resources

Over the next week, I am bringing you 4 science blog posts. I have started a new science product line and wanted to make some fun blog posts to go with them! To kick off this new blog series, I am going to blog about some fun Weather ideas! 

Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.

Whenever teaching a science topic in the primary classroom, I am firm believer in introducing the topic and letting the children learn about a lot of information at the beginning. Then, they will move into hands-on experiments and fun activities. And I love wrapping up units with review and crafty activities. I have split this blog post into three parts.



1. Learning About Weather: 
Weather Anchor Chart------ Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
Starting out with the weather unit, ask students to list different weather patterns that they already know. Sort between dangerous and safe weather patterns and draw or write as students list.

Weather Reading Books------ Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Cutting Tiny Bites)
Head on down to the local library and grab some books for your students. Put them in a reading center or add them into your daily lesson plans. Introducing nonfiction and fiction stories about weather is a great way to start your unit. 

(Source: Weather Unit)
This weather unit comes with reading passages, comprehension activities, writing activities, and other no-prep activities to learn about weather, disaster weather, clouds, weather instruments, and more. 



2. Testing Out New Knowledge: 
Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Ideas by Jivey)
This homemade anemometer would be amazing to create to teach students about weather instruments. Teaching wind direction and wind speed is important in understanding weather patterns and climates.
Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Learning Ideas Grades K-8)
Here is another picture of a homemade anemometers. 

Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Little Bins for Little Hands)
 I remember tornadoes in a bottle when I was growing up. Not only did I love playing with them, but they helped show and display the way that twisters formed.

Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Learn Play Imagine)
Check out this experiment on lightning.  The blogger said she can't get the spark photographed, but the activity shows how lightning can form.

Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
This fun activity shows students how rain falls from clouds.

Weather Science Experiment-- Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Crunchy and Green)
I love this quick and easy activity to teach students the different types of clouds they find in the sky. 




3. Reviewing Knowledge:

This unit comes with many learning pages and writing pages that you can use throughout your weather unit. 
Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Source: Weather Unit)



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 Need a no-prep resource? Check out the Weather unit
Weather Teaching Activities:  Science and reading hands-on activities for students to learn about the different weather patterns.
(Weather No-Prep Pack)

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