We just started our science unit about weather. I love learning about weather so I’m looking forward to this unit. Our Science Fusion program only dedicates 3 or 4 lessons to the topic though, so I’m using a few additional materials to go along with our learning. To kick off the unit, we used a science experiment from our Magic School Bus Slime & Polymer Lab to make snow. Always a fun start, right?
When I went to craft store the other day to pick up supplies for making soap (for our study of colonial days) I found this super cool weather station for only $9.99. I was worried that it was going to be cheap, but I got it anyway, and I am pleasantly surprised. Once you assemble it, you can screw it onto a soda bottle, and you can screw it right off if you need to change bottles or want to try to use it without a bottle. It has a thermometer, an anemometer, a wind vane, and a compass, and it took a hit from the soccer ball today and remains in tact. We drew a table in our science notebook and are recording our weather observations daily. Inside the included manual it also offers a few different suggestions for studies and experiments.
We’ll also be using our weather book from Scholastic. It has a lot of weird and wild weather inside, plus it comes with online bonus content which my son loves.
What kind of activities do you do for your weather studies?