Overview: Students will learn about a variety of weather instruments and also will be given materials to design and build a working anemometer.
Driving Question: How do meteorologists’ tools help them predict the weather?
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Weather Instruments Lesson for Upper Elementary
Subject Science — Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Technology, and Application of Science, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity, Article, Assessment, Lesson Plan
Next Generation Science Standards
Upper Elementary Weather Instruments Lesson Plan copyedited.pdf
February 13, 2020
"The Aeronauts" Council Scene
"The Aeronauts" Measuring Atmospheric Pressure
"The Aeronauts" The clouds before takeoff
Weather station, Anemometer
"The Aeronauts" Atmospheric Pressure
Wind direction and speed
These lessons are so interactive! The use of the "I have, who has " type game is engaging! The availability of lessons for designing and making models of weather tools is on the mark for NGSS. The enrich section can be used for middle grades use too!
Awesome resource! Thank you!