The Truth About Weather

York County Extension 2022

Science and Literacy Combined

As part of the STEM Reading Connections program, The Truth about Weather combines a weather-related reading book with fun science activities that classes will complete together. This program is designed, and adaptable, for students from Kindergarten to 6th Grade.


Each lesson will go through the exploration of some myths, legends, or sayings about weather. Utilizing an interactive activity through Kahoot!, groups talk through and debunk the science behind some of these common myths - sparking curiosity for all weather-related questions.


Specific Science Standards Met

SC.K.12.3. - Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of weather and climate.

SC.3.12.4 - Gather and analyze data to communicate an understanding of weather and climate.

SC.3.12.4.C. - Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.

Adaptations for Various Ages

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

  • Youth will be able to identify fact or fiction to common weather myths.
  • Youth will be able to identify different types of clouds.
  • Youth will be able to predict what will happen when clouds collect moisture.


3rd Grade to 6th Grade

  • Youth will be able to identify fact or fiction to common weather myths.
  • Youth will be able to understand how the wind is measured.
  • Youth will be able to problem-solve and construct their own anemometer from given materials.
  • OPTIONAL: Youth will be able to explain how storms are produced.

Resources

Weather station, Anemometer

Feel free to contact us!

Tanya Crawford - Extension Educator: tanya.crawford@unl.edu

Amanda Hackenkamp - Extension Assistant: amanda.hackenkamp@unl.edu