About the lab
Learners will use real data and observations to make their own weather forecast and understand the difference between weather and climate, using accurate terminology and vocabulary.
- Grades: 3-5
- Capacity: Up to 35 students
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Live via Zoom or Google Meet
- Offered Tuesdays through Fridays at a flexible time based on your schedule
- Cost: $100
- Materials: Students will need these common items
- Lined notebook paper or graph paper
- Pencil or pen
- Empty plastic bottle (optional)
Next Generation Science Standards
Science and Engineering Practices:
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Developing and using models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Constructing explanations and designing solutions
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information
- Cause and effect
- Systems and system models
- Energy and matter
- Stability and change
Disciplinary core ideas:
ESS2.C: Weather and climate
PS1.A: Structure and properties of matter
ESS3.C: Earth and human activity
- Understand the difference between weather and climate.
- Explore how forecasters use science to make predictions and learn about the tools scientists use to predict weather.
- Use data, observations and technology to make a weather prediction.
- Actively engage in inquiry-based science investigation.
- Share Learning Lab-generated thoughts/ideas/questions with peers and program facilitators.
- Work collaboratively with peers.
- Observe and analyze weather predictions using scientific tools.
- Practice 21st-century science and technology skills using online resources.
- Communicate using accurate terminology/vocabulary.