Weather Unit


Want to save time planning your weather lessons and have access to resources that students love? This Weather Unit comes with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, hands-on activities, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included.

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Weather Unit

Are you needing to teach weather, but short on planning time? This Weather Unit provides everything you need! You will save valuable planning time and your students will have fun while completing the hands-on activities and experiments outlined within these lesson plans.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students investigate through these 8 detailed lesson plans?

  • High and low pressure
  • Different types of fronts
  • Different types of clouds
  • Types and characteristics of severe storms
  • Tools used to measure and predict the weather
  • Weather maps
  • The difference between climate and weather
  • How to predict weather conditions

What comes in this unit?

  • 13 Worksheets
  • 5 Entry/exit tickets
  • 2 Sorts and Foldables
  • 2 Close reading passages and comprehension questions
  • 2 Games: Games include a weather map task card game and a weather symbols matching game.
  • 2 Scientific Investigation Books: Using the first book, students research and compare weather conditions in their city and another city each day. Using the second book, students observe clouds for several consecutive days to predict weather patterns.
  • 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card. 23 word wall cards total.
  • 1 Meteorology Project
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Test
  • 1 Timeline of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
  • Answer keys

What are key terms used throughout the unit?

  • Climate
  • High pressure
  • Low pressure
  • Warm front
  • Cold front
  • Stationary front
  • Occluded fronts
  • Thermometer
  • Barometer
  • Anemometer
  • Rain gauge
  • Cirrus cloud
  • Stratus cloud
  • Cumulus cloud
  • Cumulonimbus cloud

Are digital resources included?

The worksheets, quiz, and test within this unit are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These lesson plans are closely aligned with most science standards (including NGSS 3-ESS2-1 and 3-ESS2-2) related to weather.

This Weather Unit is also aligned with both the 2010 and 2018 Virginia science SOLs. It is aligned with science SOL 4.6 if using the 2010 standards and science SOL 4.4 if using the 2018 standards.

What are other buyers saying about this Weather Unit?

  • “I loathe teaching weather. I was very impressed with the amount of labs, video links, reading comprehension activities, etc. I’ve only taught the first lesson and my students were highly engaged.” (Heather W.)
  • “This resource is great! Can’t wait to use with my 5th graders. Very easy to follow directions. This has EVERYTHING!” (Jenifer B.)
  • “This unit made my science life so much easier! I love the simplicity of the unit and how engaging it is for the kids! Thank you!” (Amy D.)
  • “Amazing! Had everything I needed to teach a weather unit. And the pages were beautiful too!” (Sarah R.)
  • “In love with your units!” (Megan C.)
  • “More engaging than our science book for sure! Thank you!” (Annalee W.)

Want to save money?

This Weather Unit is included in my 4th Grade Science Unit Bundle for a discounted price!

Don’t Miss Out!

These lesson plans are perfect for if you have to teach weather and are low on planning time or have no idea where to begin! Students will also have fun learning the information as they complete all of the activities!


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Other Information:

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