Target Age Group:
Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K
By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:
- Identify and name different types of weather conditions.
- Understand basic characteristics of various weather patterns and phenomena.
- Recognize the impact of weather on our daily lives and the environment.
- Develop observation and critical thinking skills related to weather.
- Gain a basic understanding of weather-related concepts.
Schedule: 5-Day Plan
Day 1: Introduction to Weather
- Introduce the concept of weather and its significance.
- Discuss different types of weather (sunny, rainy, cloudy, etc.).
- Read books about weather.
- Activity: Create a weather chart with drawings.
Day 2: Sunny Days
- Explore sunny weather and its characteristics.
- Discuss the importance of sunlight and vitamin D.
- Engage in a sun-themed art activity.
- Activity: Create a “Sun Science” experiment.
Day 3: Rainy Days
- Focus on rainy weather and its effects.
- Discuss rainwater and how it helps plants grow.
- Engage in a raindrop painting activity.
- Activity: Create a “Rain Gauge” to measure rainfall.
Day 4: Cloudy and Windy Days
- Discover cloudy and windy weather conditions.
- Discuss different types of clouds and wind movement.
- Engage in cloud and wind-themed activities.
- Activity: Create a cloud mobile craft.
Day 5: Weather Watchers
- Explore the role of meteorologists in studying and predicting weather.
- Discuss weather instruments (thermometer, barometer, etc.).
- Engage in weather observation and recording.
- Activity: Create a “Junior Meteorologist” badge.
- “What Will the Weather Be Like Today?” by Paul Rogers – Amazon Link
- “Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld – Amazon Link
- “Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?” by Tish Rabe – Amazon Link
- “Weather for Kids” by SciShow Kids – YouTube Link
- “Rain Rain Go Away” by Mother Goose Club – YouTube Link
- “Cloud Types for Kids” by Smart Learning for All – YouTube Link
- Weather Chart with Drawings – Create a chart to track and illustrate different weather conditions.
- “Sun Science” Experiment – Explore the concept of sunlight using magnifying glasses.
- Raindrop Painting – Use droppers and colored water to create raindrop paintings.
- “Rain Gauge” – Set up a simple rain gauge to measure rainfall.
- Cloud Mobile Craft – Create a mobile featuring different types of clouds.
- “Junior Meteorologist” Badge – Create badges for little meteorologists.