Megan Essman

Upper Elementary Certificate



Recent Posts by Megan

Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:15 PM in Weather Ideas
Also some fun things to do is show them how wind works with bubbles! They can see how the wind blows them in a certain direction! Also another cool idea is keep a class rain gauge and have them observe how much rain actually falls from the sky! Take them out to see the gauge whenever it rains. With the third graders I've been working with, whenever it rains its the first thing they ask to do! 

Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:05 PM in Hands-on Weather Lesson Ideas
Hello, I am also a preservice teacher and I am currently working on a two week weather unit. Another fun activity for teaching weather is using bubbles to gauge the wind! Bubbles are super cheap at the dollar store and the activity is tons of fun. Have the kids go outside with a notebook and the bubbles and let them blow some bubbles BUT make sure they take some notes about the bubbles. How high a...

Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:50 PM in Science Notebook
From my experience in a classroom, note-booking differently works best in an elementary class if you make it routine. By modeling the practice with them and having them do it everyday they make it a habit and you will likely get the most out of the action. Also make sure the students are held accountable for what they write in the notebooks! Meaning check them! Which is more work! In the end know ...

Recent Reviews by Megan

Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:40 PM
4 Data Collection
After reading this article I learned there are other ways to collect data about the weather without going outside. The idea of recording what the class is wearing to figure out the weather is a great way to practice data collection before the real thing with the students. I want to find a place for this idea in my weather unit for third graders.

Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:29 PM
4 Students Observing!
This article gave some get insight into how to get kids engaged in weather observation. I am currently working a Two Week Unit on Weather and am really trying to get them immersed in the topic. The idea of the act of taking a notebook outside with to record everything they see and feel about the weather is a great idea and can tons of activities to bunch off of.

Recent Public Collections by Megan

Teaching Weather

13 Resources

A collection of resources relating to teaching and observing the daily weather in a child's life.

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Tracking Weather
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September 24th Articles

All articles from Science and Children magazine before published after 2013.