Skip to main content
Weather Instruments Lesson for Upper Elementary
4.3 (2 Reviews)

Weather Instruments Lesson for Upper Elementary


Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Pinterest
Share On LinkedIn
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity, Article, Assessment, Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

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? 

Learning Targets: 

  • Students will be able to identify and define specific instruments (thermometer, hygrometer, barometer, wind vane, weather balloon, rain gauge, and anemometer). 
  • Students will understand what each instrument measures, how it works and how that data is used to help predict the weather.

Lesson created by the AFT Science Cadre

Enjoy this lesson on weather instruments?

Check out more free lesson plans and resources on Share My Lesson on The Aeronauts by Amazon Studios page



weather instrumentspuzzle_2 (1).pdf

February 13, 2020
1.66 MB

weather instruments test copyedited.pdf

February 13, 2020
123.75 KB

Weather Instrument booklet copyedited.pdf

February 13, 2020
109.75 KB

Upper Elementary Weather Instruments Lesson Plan copyedited.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
159.76 KB

I have who has weather instruments (2).pdf

February 13, 2020
661.27 KB

_KEY weather instruments test copyedited.pdf

February 13, 2020
150.93 KB
"The Aeronauts" Council Scene
Remote video URL
"The Aeronauts" Measuring Atmospheric Pressure
Remote video URL
"The Aeronauts" The clouds before takeoff
Remote video URL
Weather station, Anemometer
Remote video URL
"The Aeronauts" Atmospheric Pressure
Remote video URL
Wind direction and speed
Remote video URL


Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
2 Reviews
Kelly McReavy
December 17, 2019
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!
December 03, 2019
Awesome resource! Thank you!
December 02, 2019