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

In this unit, you will learn about the weather, how it moves through a cycle, how meteorologists predict the weather that is to come, and how you can make your own predictions and prepare for weather changes in your environment. Build your own tools to measure weather changes, experiment with changes in air, water, and heat, and conduct demonstrations to see how weather cycles move across the globe. For the final project, create a pocket guide to your local weather to help you and your family plan for weather changes.


  • 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: Air Temperature and Pressure
  • Lesson 2: Wind
  • Lesson 3: Invisible Water in the Air: Humidity
  • Lesson 4: Clouds and the Water Cycle
  • Lesson 5: Fog, Dew, and Precipitation
  • Lesson 6: Storms: Thunder, Lightning, and Tornadoes
  • Lesson 7: Wild Weather
  • Lesson 8: Geography and Climate
  • Lesson 9: Mapping Weather and Fronts (2 Days)
  • Lesson 10: Global Patterns of Weather
  • Final Project: Weather Guide (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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