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Weather Patterns and Climate Lessons | Paper and Digital

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Teach your students about weather patterns and climate with these activities that engage students, inform them and create no extra work for you. Some of the topics covered include climate change, seasonal changes, how air moves, low and high pressure, and how basic weather patterns are created.

This resource is included in our Grade 5 Alberta Science Bundle. It is also part of our Weather Bundle.

This engaging resource includes:

  • a Readers' Theatre activity script (a variety of reading levels are included in the script).
  • comprehension questions about weather phenomena.
  • seasonal changes and how the rotation of Earth in the Solar System impacts seasons.
  • airflow and convection.
  • differences between weather and climate.
  • weather systems such as thunderstorms, blizzards, atmospheric rivers, polar vortexes, low-pressure systems, high-pressure systems, tornados, hurricanes, cyclones, droughts, floods, heatwaves, coldwaves, fronts, and so much more.
  • climate change.
  • weather symbols map reading activity.
  • reading passage comparing El Niño and The Pineapple Express.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • background information for teachers.
  • drawing activity.
  • teacher annotated lesson plans and planning pages.
  • student pages.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • a digital version with loose text that can be read by assistive technology.

This resource has been classroom-tested with several groups of different fifth-grade students. They really enjoyed the Readers' Theatre activity.

This resource aligns with:

  • Alberta Program of Studies Grade 5 Science Weather Watch

This resource supports:

  • any weather unit.

                                                                                                    Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file. 

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