9 Weather Worksheets From MatchCard Science
Suggested projects are correlated with each objective. See the link below each worksheet for suggested activities and teaching ideas.
While there are a number of demonstrations and hands-on projects, there are not many actual science experiments where one factor is modified to see the change caused by the intervention. Changing weather and atmospheric conditions is a bit difficult for a basic science course.
The Changing Seasons
MatchCard #1: Describe how the weather changes in the two hemispheres with the different seasons.
: Use a globe to demonstrate the earth's rotation and revolution. Find when and why the solstic and equinox occur. Learn how big a 23.5 degree tilt really is..
Read More:Weather in the Different Hemispheres
Types of Precipitation
MatchCard #2: Identify the five types of precipitation.
Measure precipitation, make a rain gauage, make a rain cloud.
Read More: What Kind Of Precipitation Is Falling?
The Water Cycle
MatchCard #3: Describe Phases of the Water Cycle.
: Measure the amount of water that evaporates. Watch the water cycle in a terrarium..
Read More: Water Cycle Again and Again
Wind Strength and Beaufort Scale
MatchCard #4: Identify wind strength using the Beaufort Scale.
Botany Science Projects
: Estimate and check wind strength. Compare to local weather reports.
Read More: Beaufort Scale and Wind Strength
MatchCard #5: Determine weather conditions with the use of thermometers, barometers, weather vanes, and hygrometers.
: Practice using thermometers, hygrometers, and barometers. Check out different wind vanes. Make your own weather instruments. Measure weather conditions and compare to local weather reports.
Science Fair Experiment
: Do some home heating systems affect the humidity more than others? Design an experiment to find out.
Read More: Making and Using Weather Instruments
Hurricane And Tornado
MatchCard #6 and 7: Compare Tornadoes and Hurricanes.
Weather Science Projects
: Make a vortex. Study the Corialis Effect.
Read More:The Granddaddy of all storms: Hurricanes and Tornadoes.
Name Those Clouds
MatchCard #8: Identify the layers of the earth's atmosphere: exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere.
Make a cloud in a jar. Watch and chart the clouds you see locally. Make a cloud chart from cotton padding. Observe cloud types in paintings..
Read More: Find your favorite types of clouds.
Layers of the Atmosphere
MatchCard #9: Identify the layers of the earth's atmosphere: exosphere, thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere.
Watch a milk jug expand and collapse from temperature changes. Learn a quick trick for remembering the layers of the atmosphere.
Read More: Layer upon Layer of Atmosphere.