Rain or Shine

How can we teach people about the weather in our community?

Science, ELA, Social Studies
Key Content
weather, data, patterns, descriptive writing, speaking
Rain falls on a rainbow-colored umbrella.

Students observe and investigate weather, learn how weather conditions and temperatures affect people’s daily lives, and draw conclusions about patterns over time to create a local weather guide. Students work together to chart daily observations, gather and analyze survey data, and discover how weather influences what people wear and the activities they do. They synthesize their findings into a guidebook of recommendations for clothing and activities suited to various types of weather.

This project may be completed in a few weeks with a focus on weather during a particular time period or it may be spread out across a greater span of time to capture more variability in weather conditions. The duration of the project may also vary greatly depending on the amount of time students spend in workshop rotations.