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Education Library: Weather Science Experiments for Teachers

Weather Science Experience

Weather science experiments are fun and informational for students because everybody has to deal with weather every day. Nowadays, students need to be stimulated so it's always a good idea to teach them about something practical like weather with some experiments, classroom games, activities or other interactive methods where they can participate and be engaged. Weather science experiments can be even more fun than physics or chemistry experiments because some of these experiments have to be conducted outdoors and students are usually excited to get out of class. There are lots of weather topics so teachers will have no shortage of materials for the experiments. Here are some resources on the best weather science experiments on the Internet.

  • Weather Activities – Here's a list of hands-on weather activities like "Make Fog in a Jar", "Make Lightning", "Make a Tornado", "Twister in a Jar", and more.
  • Weather Experiments – Excellent source of weather experiments like "Weighing Air", Wind Speed and Direction', "Make a Wind Vane", and so on.
  • More Experiments – Come here to find experiments like "Make a Barometer", "Make a Rain Gauge", "Crumple Can" and more.
  • Projects, Experiments, and More – The NOAA offers "Plastic Cups in Love", "Experiments with Dry Ice", "Hair Hygrometer", "Super Sparker", and lots more.
  • Weather Science Experiments – Students will be thrilled to participate in experiments like "Make a Windmill", "Make a Sundial", "Measuring a Puddle", and so on.
  • Weather Wizards – Here's a guide on how to set up your very own weather station.
  • Level 1 Weather – The page provides definitions of basic weather terms like cloud, wind, frost, and so on. There are also some weather experiments.
  • Weather Station – Student can learn how to build their private weather station here.
  • Northwest Weather Watch – The page provides weather activities like "Magic Moisture", "Disappearing Cloud Act", "Rainmaker", and more. The lesson plan touches on the parameters that affect the volume of water vapor in the atmosphere.
  • Blue Hill Observatory – It's not a bad idea to organize a field trip to the home of North America's oldest continuous weather record.
  • Weather Watchers – The lessons and activities include "Stormy Weather", "Measure the Weather", "Weather Words", and more.
  • Weather Prediction – In this experiment, kids will learn how to predict the weather.
  • Weather Theme – On this page, you will find lots of weather-related lessons and activities for preschoolers.
  • Weather Lesson – Here, you will find a number of lesson plans on weather.
  • Atmosphere & Ocean – Here are some interesting experiments like "Dye Stirring", "Balanced Vortex", "Convection", and so on.
  • The Weather Channel Kids – An interactive website for kids with parent and teacher guides.
  • Classroom Activities – This is a good place find ideas for weather science classroom activities and games.
  • Weather Wizard Game – Here's an online quiz that teaches children about tornadoes.
  • More Activities – The activities cover topics like air masses, pressure, mid-latitude cyclones, and more.
  • What's up with the Weather? – This classroom activity is developed by PBS. On this page, you will find some weather animations by students.
  • Learning Resources – Here's a list of learning resources covering topics like temperature, precipitation, wind, and so on.
  • Some Weather Activities – The page offers team activities like "Soda Pop Clouds" and "The Cloud Watcher Activity" plus weather crosswords, and more.
  • Interesting Facts – Here are some interesting facts about weather.
  • Connecticut – Impress your friends with these fun weather facts for the state of Connecticut.
  • American Meteorological Society – The official site with information on education, exhibits, meetings, certifications, and so on.
  • Educator's Bridge – The program provides a lot of weather science resources for teachers of all levels.
  • The Globe Program – Young scientists should check this out.
  • Explores! – Now, teachers can introduce satellite data to the students.
  • Weather Education – Here, you will find a lot of teaching resources.
  • Safety Evaluation – The PDF discusses how to evaluate the safety of an experiment. The PDF provides a guideline on safety for elementary science teachers.
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