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
- Facts about living in different climates and types of extreme weather (easier English).
2. Facts about different weather (climate, clouds, thunderstorms) and Natural Disasters (floods, blizzards). Games and experiments too! (easier English)
3. Facts about weather for primary school students (easier English).
4. Excellent information and games (easier English)
5. Extreme Weather and Climate extremes(easier English)
6. Great website- (English level is a little tricky to read).
7. Facts about the weather- (English level is a little tricky to read)
Click on STUDENTS and LEARNING ZONE
8. Various general Science weather Videos
Websites to help with Country Specific Projects
A. Learn about blizzards, snowflakes,sleet, rain,ice storms , frost
B. Facts about flooding and floods
C. Facts about droughts and how they affect lives. (English a little tricky)
D. Facts about droughts and other natural weather disasters (easier English)
E. Some good facts about droughts-written for children. (English level a little tricky).
F. Facts about living in a tropical/ hot climate (English level ok to medium).
G. Excellent facts about living in a range of climates, including the plants and animals founds there.(English level ok to medium)
Climate Change/ Global Warming
Science Experiments/ Activities:
Bill Nye-The Science Guy
Video Links to Scientific films on Youtube
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?