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Weather Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans


Compiled by Christy Pratt.


NOAA Education Weather
NOAA has a variety of weather resources including lesson plans, projects, demonstrations, classroom activities, and much more.

SciJinks SciJinks
SciJinks is weather and Earth science made fun for middleschool kids. It has games, activities, videos, and “Now I get it” articles.

NOAA weather education NOAA Weather Education
A collection of weather resources for teachers. Includes: hurricanes, space weather, El Nino, weather maps, weather patterns and more.

National Geographic Weather National Geographic Weather Education
A portal to weather information from National Geographic. Clouds, climate, barometers, weather maps, precipitation, maps and weather and more.

Cloud Spotter - National Weather Service National Weather Service Cloud Spotter
Students can use the "cloud spotter" to make weather observations in the field and record their data..

discovery school Build Your Own Weather Station
A good lesson plan that demonstrates the weather through a hands-on classroom activity. This weather lesson plan can easily be adapted for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

Snowflake formation How do Snowflakes Form?
A snowflake begins when a tiny dust or pollen particle comes into contact with water vapor high in Earth's atmosphere. The water vapor coats the tiny particle and freezes into a tiny crystal of ice. This tiny crystal will be the "seed" from which a snowflake will grow.

university of washington Northwest Weather Watch
This lesson plan demonstrates the importance of storm preparedness by understanding how storms are created. This classroom activity can easily be adapted for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

educator's reference desk The Cloud in the Bottle
This lesson plan demonstrates cloud formation through an exciting classroom activity. This demonstration is a good way to introduce and expand the topic of clouds for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

Hurricane names How are Hurricanes Named?
For that reason the World Meteorological Organization develops a list of names that are assigned in alphabetical order to tropical storms as the are discovered in each hurricane season.

weather experiments Over 30 Weather Experiments
Here is a site put together by a meteorologist with tons of weather experiments and information for kids.

discovery school Wonders of Weather
This weather lesson plan gives students the ability to investigate tornadoes and demonstrate how tornadoes are created through a classroom activity. This lesson plan can be adapted for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.
DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

Waterproof Paper.com Free Graph Paper and Free Maps
Your students can get free printable graph paper, printable maps, printable calendars and more at Waterproof Paper.com, a website affiliated with Geology.com..

National Science Teachers Association
An organization providing resources, professional development, education conferences, and much more!.

Associations for Science Teachers
NSTA's list of science teaching societies in U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Find professional development near you.



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