Scholastic provides this blog, and a ton of others, which lead too free resources for their lessons. There are different examples from all grade levels. Teachers can use the work from other grade levels for differentiation in their classroom. They can also take other examples and adapt them to fit what their students need.
This video can be used in a classroom with students watching it by themselves, or working with a partner. This video is not that lengthy, so it will be able to keep the students attention. Another great asset to this video that a teacher can used is there is a practice quiz provided to the students after they have completed the video. This website also offers a plethora of other reliable and appropriate videos relating to the weather.
Bill Nye the Science Guy videos are fun videos that explain topics to students. These are good videos to show to students because they explain new topics in a fun way. Students typically enjoy watching Bill Nye because his videos are silly, fun and interacting.
1. Weather Wiz Kids also has different features such as flashcards, games, and descriptions of weather patterns. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=68
2. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids also offers features such as information on seasons, solstices and equinoxes, as well as fun facts. http://www.almanac4kids.com/weather/index.php
3. This website is full of information about weather, presented in a fun and interactive way. It allows students to answer questions, or complete activities. This is a safe website that students could access. Teachers can plan lesson activities around this website, and have students access this for the information they need. dhttp://extension.illinois.edu/treehouse/index.cfm
I could not use Kidspiration because it would not download on my computer. Instead, I created a flow chart using shapes and textboxes on powerpoint.
This diagram could be used in an actual lesson to show the students how all parts of the water cycle work together. This diagram could also be used in a lesson to assess the students knowledge. The teacher could give the students the diagram and ask them to label condensation, evaporation and precipitation. This visual enhances students understanding of the topic because it shows them exactly how all parts work together. It is also beneficial to those students who are visual learners.
This site also has features such as allowing students to submit their homework. Teachers are also able to take attendance on the website. If a student is absent, a teacher will be able to get in contact with the student about any missed assignments. It is a good communication tool when students and teachers are not face to face.
Rational for Technology Integration
• It is a good idea to
incorporate various uses
of technology into this
Weather Unit because
students enjoy using
technology to them in a
fun and exciting way will
get them engaged and
ready to learn about this
• By adding technology to the topic of weather, students are
able to see real life examples of how the weather is
different throughout the world. They are also able to see
examples real life weather patterns, such as rain or snow.
• All the internet content used in this
PowerPoint is school-aged appropriate,
safe and reliable.
• All the information is cited with a URL,
either hyperlinked on the slide, or pasted
in the notes section below each slide.
• The hyperlinks will work when this
powerpoint is in presentation mode. If not,
the URL can be copied from the notes
section and pasted into a web browser.
• This is a blog from scholastic.com which
provides materials for different weather
• There are examples of activities, writing
prompts, books, lesson plans and articles
• This is a video
and weather. This
is a new and
different way for
students to learn
about this topic,
instead of having
to listen to the
• This is a video from Bill Nye the Science
Guy explaining the water cycle. Bill Nye is
a fun guy to watch explain a new and
1. Weather Wiz Kids is a kid-friendly and
educational website that is easy for students
to navigate. They are able to learn about
different weather, such as climate or
2. The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids has
different features students can view, such as
current weather depending on location,
sunrise and sunset, and phases of the
3. Tree House Weather Kids is an interactive
websites where students can learn
information about different weather patterns,
• This is a
• This is a
asks true and
regarding to the
This Weather Word Find
is also from Teachers
Pay Teachers. This is a
fun game for students to
play, while they are also
learning new weather
vocabulary. This can be
used in the beginning of
the unit to introduce
students to the new
vocabulary they are
going to learn.
Cloudy With a
Meatballs by Judi
Barrett is a fun
book to read to the
students for a
launch activity, as
a way to introduce
the thematic unit
they are about to
There’s an App for That
• The app, Kid Weather,
is an app that contains
current weather in
different time zones,
as well as fun facts
about the weather. It is
also interactive for the
Subject Specific Website
• In ScienceNetLinks, there is a link to
NASA’s Climate Kids. This is a website
students can use to learn more about
weather and climate, which can be applied
to this weather unit. Teachers can use this
to gather information for activities there
students can do. There are also videos
that students can watch to gain more
information, as well as interactive games.
Use of the Internet
• Online Reference Materials
– Students will be learning new vocabulary
throughout this weather unit, so they can go to
dictionary.com to get a definition to the new
• Interactive Websites
– Elementary Games is a kid-friendly gaming
website that offers different games, such as
Winter Theme games. Teachers can use this for
students as a reward system, or for a brain break.
• Schoology is a place similar to blackboard.
Teachers can post assignments, online
tests or quizzes. Teachers can also send
out messages to their class, as well as
host an online discussion.
• This presentation can also be viewed on