I am fascinated by weather in general and storms in particular. At any given time, I have 2 or 3 weather sites up on my computer. My husband jokes that I am the family meteorologist.
My love of weather and storms feeds into our frequent weather related study. I am putting together storm unit study resources for our upcoming study and I thought I’d share with you.
We’ve studied Using Clouds To Predict The Weather and used these Weather Unit Study Resources. I even have a weather science themed Pinterest board. We’ve kept weather journals and charted temperatures, but we’ve never studied storms specifically.
Last year, we received the latest DK Adventures book, Twister, from our friends at DK Publishing. They are part adventure story and part fun educational information.
Twister is a story of a boy that visits his storm chaser cousins in Tornado Alley and ends up on a chase himself. In between the chapters, DK has packed lots of storm information like storm chasing gear, a storm shelter guide, the anatomy of a tornado, and lots more.
I plan on using Twister as a basis of a storm unit study. I’ll add books, online resources, notebooking pages, and hands-on activities to complete it.
Great book for young learners about all types of weather, storms in particular.
Children 3-7 will love this lyrically written Caldecott Honor book about storms.
This Time Life For Kids Science Scoops book, Storms!, has lots of storm facts and information.
This is a Kindle book full of fun facts and pictures of storms, including hailstorms, blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes.
- Weather Unit Study Resources
- Weather Science Pinterest Board
- Tornado Lesson Resources
- How A Hurricane Forms – NASA
- Storm Lesson Plans
- Storm Shelter Research
- National Hurricane Center
Notebooking and Unit Studies
- Coloring Pages, Worksheets, and Activities
- Weather Coloring Pages
- Thunder-Lightening Diagram
- How Tornadoes Form Diagram
- Twisting Tornadoes Unit Study
- Tornado Lapbook
- Tornado Lapbook and Study Guide
Hands-On Weather Activities
- Fun way for younger learners to simulate a rainstorm indoors
- Creating covection currents to study thunderstorms
- Several hands-on weather activities
- Make a hurricane
- 5 ways to explore air and wind