Weather and Water
From thrilling storms and calming rains to heat waves and cold snaps, explore all the ways God keeps things growing and changing on our Earth in this engaging science unit. Create a Tornado in a Bottle, solve a Misty Mystery, locate clouds with a Cloud Viewer, and conduct many other exciting weather-related experiments throughout this new 14-lesson unit! Immerse your children in hands-on activities, fun experiments, captivating videos, and beautiful illustrations and images as they gain an appreciation for the weather and water in our world.
Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning and immerse your children in the beauty and wonder of weather and water!
Lesson 1: Introduction to Weather
Lesson 2: Weather, Climate, and Seasons
Lesson 3: Water and Our World
Lesson 4: The Atmosphere
Lesson 5: Air
Lesson 6: Wind
Lesson 7: The Water Cycle
Lesson 8: Clouds and Weather Fronts
Lesson 9: Rain and Rainbows
Lesson 10: Snow, Sleet, Hail, and Freezing Rain
Lesson 11: Thunder and Lightning
Lesson 12: Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Tropical Cyclones
Lesson 13: Weather Forecasting
Lesson 14: The Beauty and Power of Water
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the 98-page Weather and Water science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8Details:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 64-page Weather and Water Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.
Optional Suggested Reading
Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Weather and Water Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Weather and Water study. Purchase above.
- Wild, Wild Wind by Shannen Yauger
- Changing Weather—The Story of June Bacon-Bercey by Ashlee Klemm
- The Schoolhouse Blizzard by Shannen Yauger
The Beauty of Weather by Elle Staples and Shannen YaugerDetails:
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. The beauty of weather has captured the imaginations of artists throughout history. Through awe-inspiring artwork and thought provoking questions, the beauty of our world’s incredible weather patterns comes alive in this remarkable collection of landscape paintings from artists around the world. Purchase above.
Written by Elle Staples and Shannen Yauger