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Activities to help students discover how and why weather plays such an important part of our everyday lives. Includes a section on the importance of vocabulary when reporting weather and how it affects occupations and recreation. Use this unit as motivation for starting a class weather station (See below)

CLASSROOM WEATHER STATION

Observing the weather is an endlessly fascinating topic for children and provides countless opportunities for talking, reading, listening, observing and recording. The weather worksheet pdfs below cover main weather features and should be rotated around groups of pupils who take the responsibility of recording and reporting the weather data for one week. Have a special time each day when groups report their observations and recordings to the class. 

Establish a classroom weather bulletin board where the daily/weekly/monthly charts can be displayed. Rotate the groups on a weekly basis throughout the year.

The depth to which you take your weather observations will depend on the age and stage of your pupils, eg junior class children may only record the general direction of the wind- north, south, east, west. Middle and senior students may refine incorporating the finer points of the compass.

Additional Resources for this Unit.

Latest New Zealand Satellite Images

Current NZ Rain Radar

Current NZ Local Weather

What is Weather? (NASA)

What is Climate and Weather?

An Introduction to Clouds (Video Link)

The Destructive Power of a Tornado (Video Link)

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