Earth and Space Science

Weather and Middle School

Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done the traditional activities where they go outside and look at the weather, take the temperature, read a barometer, etc.  They've done weather notebooks where they're supposed to watch the news and keep a log of entries and then write about the forecast.   How do you grab and hold your students interest in this topic?  What are some activities/projects that help students feel more involved?  I feel like I do quite a bit of lecturing and would love to steer this unit towards a more student centered approach.  My district is one to one so students have access to technology.  

Shalen Boyer
Shalen Boyer
4735 Activity Points

Post Reply

Forum content is subject to the same rules as NSTA List Serves. Rules and disclaimers