PYP- Unit 3: How the world works (Weather)



Transdisciplinary Theme: How the world works (WEATHER)

Central Idea: Weather and climate impacts the world around us.


Vocabulary List: weather, clouds, rain, sun, snow, water, water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, tilt, climate, rainbow, earth, moon, tides, tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, flood, drought, equator, climate zones, meteorologist.


Helpful search terms: weather facts for children about Germany, climate graph for Chile

climate zone for Kenya, vegetation facts for Canada, facts about living in Maine, USA

Weather websites and videos

Ambrit Weebly Website-See our Twitter Feeds Here

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Easy Science for Kids

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  1. Facts about living in different climates and types of extreme weather (easier English).

Weather Wiz Kids

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2. Facts about different weather (climate, clouds, thunderstorms) and Natural Disasters (floods, blizzards). Games and experiments too! (easier English)

Woodlands Junior UK-Weather

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3. Facts about weather for primary school students (easier English).

4. Climate Kids-NASA

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4. Excellent information and games (easier English)


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5. Extreme Weather  and Climate extremes(easier English)

SciJinks-It’s all about weather

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6. Great website- (English level is a little tricky to read).

UCAR: Center for Science Education

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7. Facts about the weather- (English level is a little tricky to read)


Science Kids-New Zealand: Science Videos for Students: 

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8. Various general Science weather Videos

Websites to help with Country Specific Projects

Winter Storms-Weather Wiz Kids

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A. Learn about blizzards, snowflakes,sleet, rain,ice storms , frost

Woodlands Junior- Flooding

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B. Facts about flooding and floods

National Drought Center

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C. Facts about droughts and how they affect lives. (English a little tricky)


Drought Ready

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D. Facts about droughts and other natural weather disasters (easier English)


Droughts for Kids

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E. Some good facts about droughts-written for children. (English level a little tricky).

Extreme Heat

Easy Science for kids-Tropical Climate

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F. Facts about living in a tropical/ hot climate (English level ok to medium).

Ducksters-Facts about living in a Desert Climate

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G. Excellent facts about living in a  range of climates, including the plants and animals founds there.(English level ok to medium)

Countries and Flags

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Water and the water cycle

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Climate Change/ Global Warming


Science Experiments/ Activities:

How to make a hurricane

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Nature Watch-Make a cloud frame

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Steve Spangler Science-Weather

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Bill Nye-The Science Guy

Bill Nye-The Science Guy -Education

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Video Links to Scientific films on Youtube

Seasons and the sun
Weather and Climate
Extreme Weather
Volcanoes/ Earthquakes
Longitude and Latitude
Climate Zones around the world
Water/ Rain/ Water Cycle
Climate Change (the greenhouse effect/ global warming)

What it’s like to live in Antarctica (Polar Climate)?


What it’s like to live in a Temperate  Climate?

What it’s like to live in a Desert (Hot)  Climate?



What it’s like to live in a Warm Climate? (Study of Australia which includes several different climate zones within the one country)

What it’s like to live in a Tropical?