Are you looking for fun activities to teach weather to your students? Look no further than our 3rd Grade Weather and Climate unit! This unit covers so many topics including types of weather, the water cycle, weather hazards, tools for measuring weather, graphing weather, and climates of the world!
Your students will never be bored with the hands-on activities and interactive materials in this unit!
Teach the Different Types of Weather
Introduce different types of weather and teach your students how to be meteorologists. They can learn how weather can be forecasted, then use the weather graph to graph the actual type of weather vs. what was predicted!
Teach Students About Weather Tools
In this unit, students can learn about a variety of weather tools and how they can be used to measure weather. The mini book and vocabulary cards teach students about the tools. Use the hands-on activity to create your very own weather vanes to determine wind direction.
Your students will love the weather tools pocket! Simply glue it in your science notebook and then students can label the tools and put them in the tool pocket. You can even write on the back to explain what each weather tool does.
There’s also a weather tools reading passage that brings the use of weather tools into real life. There are corresponding comprehension questions as well.
Learn About Weather Hazards
Teach your students about different types of weather hazards and reduce these hazards. A mini book is included that teaches students various solutions for weather hazards such as using sandbags, shingles, tornado shelters, boarded windows, lightning rods, and homes on stilts.
Teach Climates of the World
This unit teaches about six different climates: temperate, tropical, desert, Mediterranean, mountain, and polar. Photo posters help students visualize the climates as they learn their characteristics.
The mini book and interactive notebook pockets are a great way to study the climates and then sort their characteristics.
The Study a Cactus activity allows students to look at the characteristics of a cactus and explain how they help a cactus survive in a desert climate.
There are also reading passages about all six climates taught in this unit!