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If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM activities and weather STEM activities  perfect for completing a weather STEM thematic unit!

“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!

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather thematic unit filled with weather STEM activities. These weather activities for kids provide a fun hands on way to do weather STEM projects. #weatheractivities #stemactivities #thematicunit #handsonlearning

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.

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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!

Benefits of STEM 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.

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Expand Your Weather STEM Projects

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WEATHER BOOKS FOR KIDS

Kids will love reading these weather themed books!

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The Complete List of Weather STEM Activities

Try these super-fun weather activities with a STEM twist!

Weather Science Experiments

Try these amazing science weather activities!

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Make a Rainstorm in a Cup 

Tornado in a Jar

How to Make Frost 

Puff Paint Cloud Types 

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Convection Heat Science Experiment 

Water Cycle in a Bag

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Temperature Experiment

Simulate a Blizzard in a Bag

What Causes a Thunderstorm Experiment

Make a Hurricane

Weather Technology Projects

These technology weather activities show how technology is used to predict the weather.

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Make Your Own Thermometer

Making Electricity Experiment

Make a Rain Gauge

Build a Working Hygrometer

Weather Engineering Activities

There is a lot of engineering that goes into weather prediction!

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Build an Anemometer

Make a Weather Vane

Building a Weather Station

Make a DIY Wind Turbine

Weather Math Activities

Boost math skills with these math weather activities!

If your want to learn more about weather, look no further than these STEM weather activities perfect for completing a weather unit study!

Weather-Themed Counting Clip Cards 

Rainbow Math Game

Weather Forcast Math

Rain Cloud Addition

Graphing Weather Patterns

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