Weather

The activities and resources in this section of Teaching Ideas are perfect for teaching children about the weather. 

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2 - 11
The Cloudspotter

The Cloudspotter

Tom McLaughlin's wonderful picture book about a boy who can see new worlds developing in the clouds is a great starting point for learning. Use it in your classroom with our suggested teaching ideas!
7 - 16
Weather Takeaway Homework

Weather Takeaway Homework

A fantastic classroom display board that shares students' work about the weather.
11 - 16
Make your own Weather Station

Make your own Weather Station

Observe the weather using your own equipment! Includes a set of plans and instructions to help your students create their own barometer, anemometer, wind vane and rain gauge.
5 - 11
Temperature Charts

Temperature Charts

Help your children to measure the temperature each day with our free printable charts. Includes a variety of charts to help your pupils to show the results in different ways.
7 - 11
Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

A presentation that is designed to walk students through asking questions and thinking critically about weather and climate.
5 - 11
Weather Examples

Weather Examples

A set of weather forecasts for the UK which could be used to write weather reports.
7 - 16
Wind Power Challenge

Wind Power Challenge

An activity which involves designing a wind turbine using classroom objects.
2 - 16
Weather Banners

Weather Banners

Learning about the weather? Our free display banners can be used on your display boards.
7 - 11

Deserts

This Powerpoint presentation gives information about different types of deserts and includes activities for children to try too.
11 - 16
Displaying Data

Displaying Data

Information about how data can be displayed, linked to data logging and the weather.
2 - 16
Lightning Banner

Lightning Banner

A free display banner to use as part of a topic linked to lightning.
7 - 11

The Beaufort Scale

Information, activities and resources relating to the Beaufort scale - the scale we use to measure the wind.
7 - 11

Cloud Activities

Use photographs of clouds to teach your class about the different types of clouds and the Water Cycle.
7 - 11

Watching the Weather

A cross-curricular idea which involves researching, planning, scripting and presenting weather forecasts for the local area.
7 - 11

Water Cycle Demonstration

Set up a mini water cycle in your classroom to see what happens.