Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weather Fun!!!

We just wrapped up our weather unit last week! It was so much fun to start the year off learning about something we experience every day!! Here are some of the activities we loved....

 
We made the cutest cloud flipbooks. The kiddos created cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds out of cotton balls and labeled them in their books! Click {here} for the labels!

 
We learned about dangerous weather and weather safety! Then we made a tornado in a bottle!! COOL stuff! The children couldn’t get enough of this activity…they wanted to do it again and again and again…


We also enjoyed learning about weather instruments. Everyone was so excited to work with a “real” thermometer! And putting them in cold and warm water to explore temperature changes was a BIG hit!!
 Hands-on learning ROCKS!!
We fell in love with these precious lil’ wind vanes!

Super easy and cheap to make! Here’s what you’ll need:
-wind vane pointers {Click here to download}
-straws
-pencils
-pins
-crayons
-scissors
-tape
 
Step 1- Decorate & cut out the pointers.
Step 2- Tape the pointers to the ends of a straw.
Step 3- Stick a pin in the middle of the straw.
 
Step 4- Stick the pin into the middle of a pencil eraser.
 Step 5- Go outside and test them out!!
Stay tuned for more weather activities tomorrow!

Happy *almost* Hump Day!!

5 comments:

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I love the weather vane! Thank you for posting the steps!
Rambling About Reading

Not Your Average Homeschool said...

Thanks for sharing your weather projects with us! You keep the activities fresh and exciting and I am able to incorporate them in our homeschooling! Keep up the good work ;-)

Jessica Cox said...

Thank you so much for this post. We're going to do this for my den's Cub Scout Bear elective. And here my husband thought it was going to be expensive.

Belinda Martin said...

Thank you for sharing, I made the cloud flip book and the wind vane with my class today and they were a hit!
Just have to wait for a bit of wind to test out our wind vanes ;)
Thanks again!