I hope you have enjoyed the blogposts on weather this week. Still looking for another idea to use in your weather unit? Check out these ideas! If you have a free or paid weather resource, link up at the bottom of this blogpost!
Weather Teaching Ideas
1. Newspapers – Bring in newspapers and have students find articles and information about the weather. Students cut out the weather information and create a weather collage.
2. Book Display – Set up a weather book display in your classroom. When students have spare time, they can visit the book display and read about weather.
3. Reading Buddies – Students read books about weather to their reading buddies. Encourage students to ask their reading buddies questions about the weather books.
4. Storm Experts – Assign different weather storms to each student. Students research the storm and become an expert on their storm. Students then find a way to present the information they learn to their classmates.
5. Word Sorts – Provide students with a set of weather words and ask them to sort them into piles. After students sort their words, they share their sorting strategies with other students.
6. Weather Reports – Students write a weather report and then present it. They can either present it to the class or videotape and play it for the other students.
7. Acrostic Poems – Students choose a weather word and make it into an acrostic poem. They either write a word, a phrase, or a sentence that starts with each letter in the weather word.
8. Weather Adventures – Write an adventure story that involves the weather. Create a superhero who saves the day during a severe weather storm.
9. Picture Books – Students create a picture book about weather. After they are finished, students share their books with a younger grade.
10. Weather Journal – Students keep a weather journal. Each morning they write and draw pictures to represent the weather.
11. How To Books – Students write a how to book on some aspect of the weather. For example, students may write how to dress for the rain, how to prepare for a day in the sun, how to dress for a blizzard, etc.
12. Experiments – Set up a series of science experiments related to weather and have students circulate through the different experiments. This activity may be done in one day or over a series of different classes.
13. Science Fair – Students create a display for a class science fair on weather. Let students choose their projects. Provide them with a set of criteria to follow.
14. Paintings – Students paint pictures of different types of weather. They can represent a sunny day, a winter storm, a hurricane, etc. through pictures they paint.
15. Dance Movements – Assign each group of students a weather storm (blizzard, tornado, thunderstorm, etc.) or a type of weather (sunny, windy, rainy, etc.) and students create a dance to demonstrate the weather.
16. Music – Provide students with a box of rhythm instruments or have them make their own musical instruments. Students compose pieces of music to represent different types of weather.
17. Dioramas – Students create a diorama to show what they know about weather. After the dioramas are complete, the students share their dioramas with each other.
18. Sidewalk Chalk – Take students outside and have them draw different “weather” pictures on the sidewalks in front of the school.
19. Guest Speakers – Bring in a guest speaker that is in the weather field. Students listen to the presentation and then write about what they have learned. Encourage students to write thank you notes to the guest speaker.
20. Charades – Write the name of different weather storms or words on individual pieces of paper. Students choose a weather word and act it out to a partner or small group. Once someone guesses their word, another students chooses a new word.
21. Games – Students work with a partner or in a triad to create a game about weather. Students make up the game and then write a set of directions so others can read how to play the game. Hold a games day where students can play the games created by their classmates.
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