We are all affected by the weather, but most of us don’t really know much about what causes weather changes or how weather forecasting is done. Teach your students all about the weather in this free weather lapbook.
Eyewitness Books: Weather by Brian Cosgrove
Weather Mania: Discovering What’s Up and What’s Coming Down by Michael A. DiSpezio
What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt
Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley
Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros
Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons
Vocabulary – Here is a list of possible vocabulary words: greenhouse effect, convection, precipitation, hail, dew, frost, cloud seeding, troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere, condensation, highs and lows, wind velocity, air masses, fronts, squall lines, thunderstorms, tornado, hurricane.
Temperature – Record high and low temperatures; convert C to F and back.
Water Cycle – Draw and illustrate the water cycle.
Bible Verse – Write your favorite weather-related Bible verse.
Sayings – Write some popular weather sayings.
Meteorology – Write about the history of meteorology and about some of the tools used in meteorology.
Forecasting – Keep track of daily forecasted and actual temperatures for a week. Figure the meteorologist’s accuracy.
Clouds – Write about the different kinds of clouds.
Extreme Weather – Write about tornadoes, hurricanes, and monsoons.
Thunder and Lightning – Write about the causes of thunder and lightning.
Fog, Frost, and Dew – Explain what causes fog, frost, and dew.
Rainbows – Write about rainbows.
Wind – Explain what causes wind.
Fronts and Lows – Explain what causes weather fronts and lows and how they affect the weather.
Symbols – Draw some weather symbols.
Atmosphere – Name and explain the 5 layers of the atmosphere.
Greenhouse Effect – Write about the greenhouse effect.
Precipitation – Explain the different types of precipitation.