Weather Science Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade
Hey, y'all! The last couple of weeks, we've been talking about our first science units of the school year. We start off with patterns in the sky, seasons, and then weather. These units are so important to the curriculum in kindergarten and first grade because everything we do plays off of these topics.
We start the week off learning about the different types of weather and we begin tracking the weather for the week. If you'd like to track it longer--say, over the course of the month or while seasons are changing--then just make a few extra copies.
Tuesday through Thursday, students go to a series of stations learning all about weather. They match vocabulary terms, draw what they wear in each season, learn about different types of clouds, and so much more. These stations can be spread out throughout the course of the week and students can choose what they work on first or these lessons can be taught whole group. Student direction cards make it easy for students to be independent in their stations.
At the end of the week, we learn about the water cycle and how clouds form. This is a great time to break out a demo of condensation as well.
It's a simple little unit but it's huge on learning. The kids get so excited to learn about how the world works and this is a perfect start to science in kindergarten and first grade.
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I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom and are ready to teach weather to your littles. Have a wonderful week and I'll talk to you soon.