“What makes it rain?”
“Where does wind come from?”
“Why does it snow?”
If you’ve ever had to scramble for an answer to these questions from kids, then you need to start a weather unit study! These STEM weather activities will teach kids everything they need to know about weather through science, technology, engineering, and math!
Kids will have a blast learning about the weather with these simple weather STEM activities.
Weather STEM Challenges for Kids
In no time, you and your kids will be able to answer the biggest weather questions and tell anyone how weather works.
Why Use STEM Thematic Units?
A thematic unit is a comprehensive teaching plan. All subjects that you teach align with the overall theme.
If your theme is weather, then all subjects in the classroom will focus on weather. In science, you’ll learn about weather patterns and temperature. In language arts, you’ll learn using books about weather and weather vocabulary.
In social studies, you’ll learn about weather trends, global warming, and how climate affects history and people. In math, you’ll learn concepts related to weather, like how to track temperature and will use weather-related concepts in math problems.
A thematic unit is a fun way to bring a single topic into everything you’re learning at that time. And there is no better time to learn about weather than in spring!
WHY TEACH USING THEMATIC UNITS?
In school, subjects can become disjointed. Nothing learned in history seems like it’s related to science. Nothing in math seems to line up with English. This can make it difficult for kids to see how all subjects are used together in real life.
A thematic unit is a fun way to bring everything that a class is learning under a central theme umbrella. And as a teacher, sometimes it’s easier to come up with hands-on teaching ideas if you’re looking for specific theme ideas.
STEM Weather Activities for Kids
Use these weather theme ideas to teach kids about the science behind weather patterns and where their weather comes from.
Expand Your Weather STEM Projects
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WEATHER BOOKS FOR KIDS
Kids will love reading these weather themed books!
The Complete List of STEM Weather Activities
Try these super-fun weather activities with a STEM twist!
Weather Science Experiments
Try these amazing science weather activities!
Weather Technology Projects
These technology weather activities show how technology is used to predict the weather.
Weather Engineering Activities
There is a lot of engineering that goes into weather prediction!
Weather Math Activities
Boost math skills with these math weather activities!