In case anyone is interested, here is what we covered in our science Weather Unit. (Even if you're not interested, it helps with my record-keeping!)
1. Weather observation
• Record the weather each day for 1 month – ie sunny, cloudy, rainy
• Make a chart to summarise the weather for the month.
• Identify suitable clothes for different weather - Cut out pictures from magazines to show what you would wear when the weather is hot, cold & rainy. (PDHPE)
• Make a wind sock to measure direction. Use compass to read direction.
• Learn about stratus, cirrus & cumulus clouds
i. Use digital camera to take photos of each type of cloud
ii. make a clouds poster
• Make clouds in a bottle (http://www.weatherwizkids.com/cloud1.htm)
• Make fog (http://www.weatherwizkids.com/fog.htm)
• Learn about the types of precipitation (http://www.bom.gov.au/info/weatherkit/section2/precip.shtml)
• Use website to make a snow flake (http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/)
• Make a snow flake using paper cutting (symmetry)
• Make a rain gauge
• Record the temperature at several points throughout the day using a thermometer.
• Discuss when water boils & freezes
• Practice spelling weather-related words
• Write a weather-related acrostic poem
As we were driving along the other day, Billy looked up and said - "hey, look at the cirrus clouds" - so I guess something sank in from all of it :)