Age and Grade Requirements
- Age: 5-6 years old
- Grade: Kindergarten
By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:
- Identify and name different types of weather conditions.
- Understand the factors that influence weather patterns.
- Develop observation skills through weather tracking.
- Enhance creativity through weather-themed arts and crafts activities.
- Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, geography, and safety related to weather.
Schedule (5 Days)
Day 1: Introduction to Weather
- Introduction to the concept of weather and its impact on daily life
- Identify and discuss different weather conditions (e.g., sunny, rainy, windy)
- Arts and crafts: Create a “Weather Wheel” with movable arrow indicating different weather types
Day 2: Exploring Seasons and Weather
- Focus on seasons: Discuss how different seasons bring different types of weather
- Learn about typical weather patterns in each season
- Science activity: Sort and match weather cards to the appropriate season
Day 3: Clouds and Rain
- Focus on clouds and rain: Discuss cloud types and the water cycle
- Learn about the process of rain formation and precipitation
- Arts and crafts: Create a “Cloud Mobile” with different types of clouds
Day 4: Wind and Weather Tools
- Explore wind: Discuss how wind is created and its effects on weather
- Introduce basic weather tools (thermometer, wind vane) and their uses
- Reading a related storybook
Day 5: Extreme Weather and Safety
- Discuss extreme weather conditions (e.g., thunderstorms, snowstorms)
- Learn about safety measures during different weather events
- Culmination activity: Create a class “Weather Safety Poster” with safety tips and visuals
Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)
- “What Will the Weather Be Like Today?” by Paul Rogers Amazon Link
- “Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld Amazon Link
- “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins Amazon Link
Recommended Video Links
- SciShow Kids: “All About Weather” YouTube Link
- Peppa Pig: “Peppa and George’s Weather Adventure” YouTube Link
- Super Simple Songs: “What’s the Weather Like Today?” YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts Activity
Create a “Cloud Mobile”: Provide materials for students to create different types of clouds and hang them from a mobile.
“Sort the Seasons”: Have students match weather cards (e.g., sunny, snowy) to the appropriate season.
Create a class “Weather Safety Poster” where students contribute safety tips and visuals related to different weather conditions.
Explore biblical references to weather phenomena, such as the story of Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6-9) and Jesus calming the storm (Mark 4:35-41), discussing the lessons that can be drawn from these narratives about trust and reliance on God even in challenging weather conditions.