Weather: Standards



CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.4 [CCSS page]

Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

Suggested Lesson

Discuss the seasons and what kinds of weather are typically found in each. Do you have all of these types of weather where you live?

Second Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1 [CCSS page]

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Suggested Lesson

Using the Beaufort Scale, small groups should work together to determine the strength of the wind and discuss the number they would assign to the wind. Determine if everyone assessed the wind as the same measurement. Why or why not?

Fifth Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 [CCSS page]

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Suggested Lesson

Read about two related weather topics such as tornadoes & hurricanes, anemometers & the Beaufort Scale, or rain & snow. Write a paragraph explaining the relationships between the two.

Sixth Grade

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6 [CCSS page]

Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Suggested Lesson

Read the following article about the different names assigned to tornadoes around the country. Discuss why this happens. What names are used in your local area? Why do you think that regional changes happen to words? (i.e. pancakes, flapjacks, hotcakes, griddlecakes, etc.)



CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.B.3 [CCSS page]

Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

Suggested Lesson

Sort various weather-related pictures and classify them. Count the pictures. Use this worksheet or some other.

First Grade

CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3 [CCSS page]

Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

Suggested Lesson

Using a weather map, compare the temperatures of various towns in your area for a given day. Discuss which ones were warmer, cooler, and by how much.

Third Grade

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3 [CCSS page]

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

Suggested Lesson

Rainwater is measured in inches. Using a ruler, measure water in various containers and place them in order from smallest to largest. Does the size of the container matter?

Practice with whole numbers and mixed numbers.

Fourth Grade

CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1 [CCSS page]

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), . . .

Suggested Lesson

Measure the time it takes for an ice cube to melt at room temperature. At the same time place an ice cube in a refrigerator. When the room temp ice cube has completely mantled, check the one in the refrigerator. Discuss the difference between the two.

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