Free Weather Packet
Today I’m going to share some free weather worksheets I made for the kids. This is for our study of the weather: the uneven heating of the Earth and how that affects our weather, fronts, and more!
Yesterday, I shared some of the science experiments we did about air. We learned that air has weight, hot air rises and more. We are using a science textbook as the spine of this unit. These were the pages I made for the kids’ science notebooks. You can download them free by clicking on the link below. Some of the topics we studied included
- air masses,
- air pressure,
- weather fronts
Our Cloud Log pages are also included
If you are looking for books about the weather or books with hands-on activity ideas for early elementary, here are a few that we enjoyed:
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!
We 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!
DK Eyewitness Weather Books: Weather Like all of the DK books, this one has beautiful photos. This is written on a basic level for kids (elementary age)
Weather! (affiliate link) is written by a homeschooling mom, Rebecca Rupp:
Janice VanCleave’s Weather: (affiliate link) We have used many of Janice VanCleave’s books. She always has lots of creative, hands-on ideas:
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.
Visit our other Weather Unit Posts
- Weather Unit: Experiments about Air
- Weather Unit: Intro Notebook Pages (these are now included in the packet above!)
- We also have a packet on Natural Disasters that would go well with this unit. It is currently free.
- Free Earth Science Packet: Earth’s Atmosphere — As we started off this unit, we spent quite a bit of time learning about the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. You can download our free 19-page packet at that post.
Be sure to check out our other packets:
- Learn how to make a earthquake shake table, hands-on activities to learn about tectonic plate movement, more than a dozen hands-on activities
- Topics include: Solar System, Layers of the Earth, Earth’s Axis and the Seasons, Latitude and Longitude, Pangaea, Plate Tectonics, convection currents, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, 4 Types of Mountains
- (P.S. This file has been updated and now has over 100 pages of materials!)
Simple Machines Packet – This packet include our hands on activities on levers, wedges and more.
Digestive System Unit – This packet includes hands on activities about digestion, the length of the digestive tract and more
Rock and Minerals Worksheets – Worksheets plus our hands on activities on the three types of rocks
We talked a lot about the abiotic factors that make up an ecosystem (anything that is not living — climate, soil, weather, etc.), as well as touching on dominant plants and animals. We spent time on feeding relationships and biological interactions. So, we went over the basic terms like herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores. And, we also talked a lot about the more complex biological interactions — from mutualism,when two species interact and both get something positive out of the interaction, to various forms of amensalism – when one organism benefits and the other is harmed and/or destroyed like parasitism, competition and antibiosis. We talked about the food chain and food webs as well as the difference between habitats, ecosystems, and biomes.
After our Biology/Biosphere Unit, we went on to study the hydrosphere — ie. the ocean. Find out more about our ocean unit here:
You might also be interested in these general science posts: