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Set up a DIY weather station in the classroom for fun, hands-on learning about weather science! New standards-aligned STEM lessons help teachers plan an innovative weather science unit. Weather science appears at various points in the elementary and middle school science curriculum. Luckily, weather is easily observable by students of all ages. Evidence of "weather" can be felt in the air (do you need a jacket today?), observed in how a kite flies or how… Read more
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Our free STEM lesson plans can help you plan successful remote learning instruction. Here are 12 picks for science and engineering lessons to consider right now. Schools in many areas remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many schools will finish out the school year with remote learning. Students and teachers may not be gathering in traditional classrooms, but teaching students about physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and other subjects… Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 3rd
Help the budding meteorologists in your classroom learn how to measure wind speed by building their own anemometers (wind speed meters) with paper cups and straws. Then do a simple experiment in which students change the "wind" speed using a fan and measure how fast their anemometer spins. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
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