This week’s activities celebrate the beginning of spring by helping kids explore changing weather patterns! Set up your own personal at-home weather monitoring station and prepare to have an everyday learning activity while you social distance and learning more about the world.
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- Early Elementary (K-2): How does rain happen?
- Upper Elementary (3-5): Why does the weather change?
- Middle School: What are weather fronts?
- High School: What is the spring equinox?
Temperature and Solar Stills: In this activity, kids will learn to track weather and outdoor temperatures. They’ll use this knowledge to learn about precipitation, condensation, and build a passive water purification system.
Under Pressure: In this activity, kids learn about air pressure and how it affects the weather. Kids will make their own
barometer, track air pressure data, and then forecast the weather by both reading weather charts and using
their barometer. Kids also learn how clouds are formed and make clouds.
Measuring the Wind: In this activity, kids build their own weathervanes and a tool to measure wind speed, called an anemometer. Kids will also explore engineering design skills and add to their home weather monitoring station.
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