These weather science centers are designed to help your students learn more about weather in our world.
Download these free weather science centers to provide your students with engaging pratice.
These freebies are perfect for students learning to become meteorologists!
This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.
Weather is such a fun topic for students to explore during science.
It’s also great for teachers – students can observe the weather everyday without the need to purchase extra resources. Of course there are tools like thermometers you can add to your study but children can learn without them as well.
So much of what students need is available right outside your classroom window. It’s also easy to check on the temperature via a weather app.
Students often love studying science but because it can become costly for the teacher, it’s wonderful to have a topic that doesn’t require extra purchases.
These weather science centers
These six weather science centers will give your primary students practice with identifying and understanding simple types of weather in our world.
Students will use reading, writing and math skills to complete the activities at each center.
You might begin by reading aloud a favorite weather book to introduce the centers.
Another idea to front load skills would be presenting a lesson on reading a thermometer.
You might add one center for independent reading. Check out a variety of books related to weather and leave them in a basket at the center. You can include a response question such as “What I Learned From My Independent Reading Today”.
- Future Meteorologist – At this center students will make observations about what they see outside. They can then compare it to the real weather forecast for where they live. If you have a volunteer in your classroom, you can have that adult take groups of students outside to feel and view the weather conditions. Then, they return to the classroom and check the weather forecast on tablets or computers. (If your students don’t have access to these, print out the forecast and leave it at the center for them to use.)
- Weather Flapbook – This flapbook has students describing and illustrating four simple weather terms: sun, wind, rain & snow.
- Ready for the Weather – This sorting center has students use their reasoning skills to match the outfits or clothing items with the weather listed. After completing the sort, students choose one picture card and write about why that item is important for the type of weather they sorted it under.
- Make a Match – Students will match weather types to their definitions, illustrations and clothing for a particular type of weather. Choose the cards you feel best fit the level of your students to create matching pairs or sets of four cards.
- What’s the Temperature? – At this center students practice reading thermometers. This is played as a memory game where all the cards are turned down. Students match a thermometer card with a matching temperature card.
- Graphing the Weather – At this center students create a graph for the weather in a fictional first two weeks of March. Once the graph has been completed, they will answer a set of questions by looking at the graph they created. We have provided two different options for graphing (each contains its own unique Weather Record card (2 per page). One option has students graphing actual temperatures for each day. The other has students graphing numbers of days of different weather types. There is also a blank weather record for students to create their own.
You can download these weather centers here:
You can download these centers with a white background for conserving ink here: Science Centers.
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If you are looking for a few weather books to add to your library, take a look at these from Amazon:
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