The major areas that we covered:
- water cycle
- layers of the atmosphere
- weather factors: precipitation, temperature, moisture, wind speed and direction
- weather tools and predicting
- global patterns, winds, jet streams and currents
During the unit we used various resources, trade books, non-fiction articles for information. My favorite text is Sciencesaurus! I had the children watch Scholastic Study Jams and visited weatherwizkids.com.
Working on Weather Reports
Here is a sample.
The student did not want to be in it but was very creative with her own sound effects!