Aspects of Weather
Janine Garrett Crown Academy
Anthony Love Fulton Elementary
Zoris Soderberg Daniel Webster Elementary
Therese R. Tobecksen St. Andrew the Apostle School
Amelia Witherspoon Mays Academy
1. The student will recognize various aspects of weather.
2. The student will listen to a story about weather.
3. The student will recognize and identify weather symbols.
4. The student will observe a thermometer.
5. The student will learn to read a thermometer.
6. The student will distinguish between hot and cold.
7. The student will graph temperature results.
8. The student will discover that freezing point is 0 degrees and that boiling
point is 100 degrees.
9. The student will understand where clouds are formed in the atmosphere.
10. The student will observe how air and moisture form a cloud.
11. The student will observe how moisture condenses.
12. The student will review various words relating to weather unit.
13. The student will visualize the amount of air pressure per square inch that
is exerted on a trace hand print.
14. The student will observe air pressure "push" an egg into a bottle.
Small posters with picture symbols of sun, rain, cloud, and snow
Umbrella, beach ball, beach towel, sunglasses, wool hat, scarf, mittens
Blank calendar pages (one per student)
Book entitled What Will the Weather Be Like Today? by Paul Rogers
4 centigrade thermometers
4 jars or glass dishes
Large display centigrade-fahrenheit thermometer
Glass jar with lid
Gallon glass jug (apple juice)
Sheet of paper towel
Shelled hard-boiled egg
Sheet of one inch grid graph paper
Part A (Primary Level)
1. Show and discuss weather symbols.
2. Match props to correct symbol (i.e. umbrella to rain).
3. Read story, What Will the Weather Be like Today? and have students clap each
time they hear a weather symbol.
4. Draw appropriate weather symbol on calendar to match described weather
Part B (Primary Level)
1. Display large centigrade-fahrenheit thermometer insure that students know
how to "read" a thermometer.
2. Divide students into groups to measure ice water, room-temperature water and
boiling water. Record and graph readings.
3. Discuss findings and allow students to conclude that 0 degrees centigrade is
freezing and that 100 degrees centigrade is boiling point.
4. Show conversion formula and conversion chart for centigrade-fahrenheit.
Part C (Intermediate Level)
1. Ask the question "Where does rain come from?"
2. Briefly explain the interaction between warm and cold air.
3. Drop a lighted kitchen match into a jar with about an inch of water on the
bottom and immediately cover the jar.
4. Have students observe and report that warm moist air has risen and condensed
forming a "cloud" in the jar.
5. Introduce the types of clouds and show cloud models made from cotton balls.
6. Allow students to make cotton ball cloud models.
Part D (Junior High Level)
1. Review weather vocabulary words.
2. Play weather word "Bingo".
3. Trace hand print onto one-inch grid paper to emphasize 14.7 p.s.i. of air
pressure pushing on each part of hand.
4. Show jug, match, tightly-rolled piece of paper towel, and hard-boiled egg.
5. Light paper towel, drop into jug, and immediately place egg on top.
6. Watch as egg is "sucked" into bottle.
7. Blow back into bottle to remove egg.
Using weather symbols, cloud types, temperature, and air pressure knowledge,
have students describe the day's weather.
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