Weather Lessons | Design a Weather Forecast | Paper and Digital
Students will use their critical thinking skills to design and execute a weather forecast for a specific time and geographical area. For a few minutes of prep from the teacher, students will share everything they know about precipitation, weather patterns, and weather measurements to create a possible forecast.
This project-based learning resource includes:
- mini-lesson on common forecasting symbols.
- reading passage about how meteorologists predict the weather.
- a weather prediction activity.
- tips and tricks for project-based learning in your classroom.
- options for live or video projects.
- student task pages.
- student planning pages.
- rubric and student checklists.
- group and self-assessment reflections.
- photographs of student examples.
- a digital version that uses Google Slides with loose text that can be read by assistive technology.
This resource has been classroom tested with several groups of different fifth-grade students and it is always a hit.
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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