Weather and Climate
Age 10-12: Concept 1 - Environment and Cycles: Unit 1

Explore different kinds of weather. Build tools to measure weather conditions and keep a weather journal. Learn about weather maps and weather forecasts, and try predicting the weather in your area. Conduct demonstrations to model air pressure, weather fronts, and lightning. Investigate global and local climates and climate change. For the final project, give an oral or written presentation highlighting what you've learned in the unit.


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 6th or 7th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Familiar with the five-paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the sixth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Watching the Weather
  • Lesson 2: Air Temperature and Pressure
  • Lesson 3: Wind
  • Lesson 4: Invisible Water in the Air: Humidity
  • Lesson 5: Clouds and the Water Cycle
  • Lesson 6: Fog, Dew, and Precipitation
  • Lesson 7: Mapping Weather and Fronts
  • Lesson 8: Storms and Wild Weather
  • Lesson 9: Geography and Climate (2 Days)
  • Lesson 10: Climate Change
  • Final Project: Presenting My Weather and Climate (3 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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