“Can we go outside?” Well, let’s predict the weather!

Shota Kinjo, 5th Grade, E.E. Waddell Language Academy

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


In this unit, students will learn about the mechanisms of weather and apply their knowledge to develop a way to predict the upcoming weather based on daily observations. On the 5th grade science end-of-grade exam, the subject of weather is important. This curriculum unit is designed not only to cover content related to weather, but also to inspire students to go outside and observe the sky a little differently. Although climate change will not be directly taught, the connection with nature will set them on a path to be a better environmental observer and hopefully they will remember the knowledge to further observe climate change.