Layers of the Atmosphere, Weather and More (Free Resources!)

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the Earth Science activities we’ve been doing in our science club.  Today, I thought I would share some other resources that are buried here on the blog for those of you who want to continue on with Earth Science this year. In this post you’ll find various quite a number of free resources on

  • a packet about the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Weather Packet
  • Weather Experiments
  • Free Cloud Packet
  • Free Water Cycle printables
  • Natural Disasters packet

Layers of the Atmosphere Meteorology Weather Worksheets and Notebook pagesI am hoping to do a meteorology unit with the kids a little later this year, but in the meantime here are some resources that may be helpful to you! :)  These are currently free here on the blog:

Quite some time back, we did a unit on the Layers of the Atmosphere. You’ll find the packet I made for the kids at this post:

EarthSciencePacket-EarthsAtmosphereThe kids all put together their own layers of the atmosphere (the templates is included in the packet):

Layers-of-the-Atmosphere

WeatherPacket-675x491

We’ll be studying the weather and meteorology again later this year. These are a couple of the resources we’ll be using now that the kids are older. :)

Eric Sloane’s Weather Book (affiliate link)- This book was highly recommended to us by some other homeschoolers we know. It’s really well written. It has some fascinating information and is really good for upper elementary and middle school.  It touches on topics such as air (what it is comprised of), air has weight, isobars, fronts and masses, warm and cold fronts and more!

Weather-Book for kidsWe will be using a new book (published in 2017) called Weather 101 (affiliate link) when we do this unit again.  (My kids are now 9, 12, 14.)  I’ll let you know how it is!

Weather Book for middle school

Weather: Experiments About Air: We did quite a number of fun hands-on activities related to weather and air.  You might want to check out this post for more: Weather Activities and Experiments

Demonstrating Air Has Weight

Cloud Worksheets (Free!)

Free-Cloud-Worksheets
Free Water and Water Cycle Resources  This post has a number of great posters and printables that we used when we studied the water cycle. These are all free resources from the USGS and elsewhere. :) Hope someone can use them!

Free Water Cycle Printables

Water Cycle Review, Divides and Watersheds (Drainage Basins), Aquifer Notebook Pages

This is some material we studied when we started our Ocean Unit a year or so ago.  (Our 65+ page Ocean Unit is one of my best-sellers over on TpT! Our packets are slightly cheaper here on the blog though, because of the TpT fees.)

Water Cycle Notebook Pages

Since I mentioned our Ocean Unit , I thought I would also mention the free Oceans, Seas & Straits Pin Map printable. It helped my kids learn some of the seas and straits around the world. (Note to self, we should pull this out again to refresh our memories!!!)

Ocean Seas Straits Pin Map printable

 

Natural Disasters Worksheets

4-Major-Earth-Systems-Biosphere-Atmosphere-Geosphere-HydrosphereI hope you found some resources that might be helpful in your homeschool!

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Disclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.

P.S. On a totally unrelated note, I wanted to share another resource buried here on the blog.  I talked about it over on FB earlier today, but thought I’d add in a note here in this post as well! It is an amazing set of resources for middle school and high school students put together by the CDC (Center for Disease Control).

CDC Ambassador Program (Free Science Units)

A number of years ago, I stumbled across the Center for Disease Control’s Science Ambassador Program. What a great find!  It has a series of lessons (maybe mini-unit would be a better term for them) on all kinds of various topics with challenging activities for students to learn about. Topics include — autism, birth defect, Hantavirus, HIV/Aids… and many more. What I like about their lessons is that they require the students to research and find out more on their topic… and then the students are given a scenario (or series of scenarios) where they have to apply what they learned. Each unit has about 25-30 pages of materials.

My kids wound up doing a poster project (pictured below). :)

Again, you can find out more about the CDC Ambassador Program (Free Science Units) at this post. :)  ~Liesl

Poster CDC Units - West Nile Virus Project

P.P.S. If you are reading all the way to the bottom of this post, I just want to say *thank you*!!  I just appreciate my readers SO much! I love the homeschool community! ♥

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