Weather is constantly changing and can be downright scary. From tornadoes to wildfires, there’s plenty to learn about the weather. This year, we’ll be studying weather using The Good and The Beautiful’s meteorology unit study.
We’ve gathered up some fun learning additions to include when learning all about the weather!
50+ Ideas for Your Meteorology Unit Study
Tornado in a Bottle:
Fill a mason jar 3/4 of the way full with water and add 3-4 drops of blue food coloring. Next add a teaspoon of white vinegar and a teaspoon of blue dish soap. Secure the lid tightly. Using a steady motion, move your wrist in circles and watch a tornado form!
Cotton Ball Clouds:
Create the different types of clouds using cotton balls. Glue the clouds onto a piece of blue construction paper for an easy art project that’s ready to hang.
DIY Weather Vane:
Weather vanes are incredibly helpful when learning through a meteorology unit study but they can be expensive to purchase. Follow these easy instructions to create your own using items you probably already have on hand.
Wally The Weather Dog:
Add to you weather unit study with this fun Wally the Weather Dog activity. He will make weather stations much more exciting for your younger kids.
Create a Rainbow:
Head outdoors and draw a huge rainbow on the pavement using sidewalk chalk. Teach kids the order of colors using the ROY G BIV method. (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)
No matter what the age, we’ve found something for everyone with our rainbow crafts! Head over to check it out!
Lift-the-Flap: Weather and Seasons
National Geographic Kids Everything Weather
The Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA’s Weather
Meteorology Manual: A Practical Guide to Weather
If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane
Whatever the Weather: Science Experiments & Art Activities that Explore the Wonder of Weather
Add rainbow-colored food coloring to small portions of your cake batter. Layer the different colors in your cupcake pan and bake as directed. Top with icing of your choice. Kids will squeal in delight when they bite into their cupcakes and find a rainbow awaiting!
Sky in a Jar:
Use blue jello, layered with whipped cream in a clear jar to create your own sky. Kids will love seeing the gorgeous skies they create, and eating them will be just as fun!
Rainbow Fruit Cups:
Add colorful layers of fruit to a clear cup for a quick and healthy snack. Try layers of strawberries, blueberries, grapes, oranges, pineapple, kiwi and cantaloupe.
For a quick and easy snack the kids will love, simply pour them a bowl of fruit loops or other colorful cereal. Kids never protest a bowl of cereal!
Lucy Hammet Games: Weather Bingo
Thames & Kosmos Climate and Weather
Scientific Explorer: Wacky Weird Weather Kit
SmartLab Toys: You Track It Weather Lab
Documentaries, Shows & Series
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Show Me Science: How Weather Happens
Earth Science in Action: Earthquakes (Episode 1)
Insane Weather Documentary: Strangest Atmospheric Events: Planet Nature
Severe Weather: Temperature, Motion, Moisture
Earth Science in Action: Volcanoes (Episode 12)
Earth Science for Children: Earthquakes (Episode 1)
Extreme Environments: Climate Change
The Water Cycle & Cloud Formation
Earth Science for Children: All About Volcanoes (Episode 9)
Full Force Nature
World’s Worst Disasters
Nature’s Weirdest Events
Forces of Nature
If you’re looking for some fun activities to add to your meteorology unit study, try one of these ideas!