Rain falls on a rainbow-colored umbrella.

Rain or Shine

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

Project Summary

In this project, students engage in investigations and observations of the weather to create a local weather guide. They work together as a class to count and graph information such as temperature, observations of rain/snow/sun, and feelings of heat or cold. Students reflect on the data they gather and draw conclusions about patterns over time. Students also reflect on and engage in discussions about how weather affects their daily lives, considering factors such as what they wear in different kinds of weather, how the weather affects their daily activities and forms of transportation, and how they feel in different kinds of weather.

Note that 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 in order to capture more variability in weather conditions.