Students will review what the weather is, what a meteorologist does, and weather vocabulary. Then, they will keep a Meteorologist Journal for 2 weeks. All pages are included in BOTH color and black and white! Each daily journal entry has 3 sections:
Students will record the temperature for morning, mid day, and night. They will calculate the average temperature for each day and then color in the thermometer.
Weather Conditions and Predictions
Students will discuss the weather patterns throughout the day. They will use their observations to predict the weather for the next day. Some days they will also be asked what patterns they have seen.
Draw a Picture
Students will draw a picture of what the weather looked like for the majority of the day.
Each day, students will also graph the weather conditions from the day on the Weather Conditions Bar Graph. After 2 weeks, the data collected in their weather journals will be used for their final project: The Weather Forecast Script & Video. The students will work with a partner or groups to write their own weather forecast and then film it. The videos will be presented as the culmination of the unit. This is a great time to invite parents and other classes to watch the student’s hard work!
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An outline of the entire unit
This lesson introduces students to the topic of the weather and meteorologists
This lesson will teach students what a meteorologist does for their job, and review meteorologist vocabulary.
Meteorologist Journal Instructions
The instructions outline how students use their meteorologist journals each day.
Weather Forecast Script Lesson Plan
Students will write a script for their meteorologist weather forecast video.
Weather Forecast Video Lesson Plan
Students will film their weather forecast videos.
Weather Vocabulary Cards/Word Wall/Posters
These vocabulary pages contain REAL PICTURES and the definitions of the following weather vocabulary words:
A note to parents is included to let them know about due dates for the unit. You can type the dates and your name right into the letter!
Meteorologist Journal Covers
Two versions are included, one with a boy meteorologist and one with a girl meteorologist.
Meteorologist Journal Worksheets
Two worksheets (Weather and You! Worksheet About Meteorologists) will help your students review what they have learned before they begin their journals.
Meteorologist Journal Days 1-14
Days #1-#14 for the meteorologist journals, formatted as discussed above.
Meteorologist Journal Blank Days
Two blank date pages in case you decide you would like to go beyond the two week period
Weather Conditions Bar Graph
A bar graph where students can graph how often each weather pattern occurred during the two weeks.
Weather Forecast Video Outline
Students will outline their ideas for their final project
Weather Forecast Video Script
Students will write their script for their final project
Meteorologist Journal Rubric
A grading rubric for the teacher to assess the student’s meteorologist journals
A grading rubric for the teacher to assess the student’s weather forecast videos
Students will write up about what they learned from the unit.
ALL pages (besides Vocabulary Posters) included in both color AND black and white!