Weather Patterns and Seasonal Changes

This Weather Patterns and Seasonal Changes lesson plan also includes:

Get your class outside to observe their surroundings with a activity highlighting weather patterns and seasonal changes. First, learners take a weather walk to survey how the weather affects animals, people, plants, and trees during different seasons. Then, over the span of one month, they record daily weather and analyze data to identify patterns. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Schedule time in the computer lab or on mobile learning devices to search images that reflect the different seasons and type of weather 
  • Gather books about seasons and weather, and allow learners to browse their contents when time permits 
  • Watch a school-appropriate weather channel to view its weekly forecast and compare it to what you experience during the week 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a variety of materials are required 
  • Write the date in each weather chart box for easier data collection
  • Attach a piece of paper on the back of the weather chart for learners to write the weather patterns they observe 
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Pros

  • Includes an assessment, strategies for differentiation, and extensions and connections
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail 
  • Worksheets have ample space to write and fill in information 
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS