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Weather Tools – Mini-Book

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 4

Introduce various weather tools to your students with this 12-page integrated activity mini-book.

🌡️ Let’s Learn About Weather Tools!

Will your students be using different weather tools this year? Maybe your students will be using different thermometers to measure temperature. Perhaps you have an activity planned where students will look at weather vanes to determine the direction from which the wind is blowing. This mini-book will prepare your students for all of the different weather tools they may experience or study in their science class. Check for understanding opportunities are also integrated throughout the mini-book.

This mini-book covers the following tools:

  • Weather vane
  • Barometer
  • Thermometer
  • Weather satellite
  • Rain gauge
  • Anemometer 

Through this activity, students will learn about different weather tools. These are tools that they may use during various science experiments and activities in their classroom. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this weather tools mini-book to enhance learning through guided science groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing this mini-book in a small group or 1-on-1 setting. Additionally, invite students to refer to different assignments, posters, and anchor charts to support them with this activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to make a poster or infographic showing the different tools that can be used to measure different types of weather.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print this mini-book double-sided, cut it in half, and staple it on the left side to secure. 


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