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Ch 6: Types of Weather for Elementary School

About This Chapter

The focus of this chapter is to help your students become more comfortable with the different types of weather. Fun and engaging lessons on weather will give your elementary school students the boost they need to complete homework assignments and pass tests.

Types of Weather for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This Earth science chapter can help your students comprehend many different weather topics that are taught in the classroom. Teachers can present these lessons as a part of their lesson plans. Students will master topics in this chapter such as hurricanes, cyclones and thunder. The lessons can all be viewed online during class. The quizzes and worksheets accompanying each lesson can be printed out to help students to review offline.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with types of weather will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about weather. 

  •  Students who have fallen behind in understanding cyclones, tsunami's, and wildfires
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about weather
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning Earth science (visual or auditory)
  •  Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  •  Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about weather
  •  Students who struggle to understand their Earth science teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra Earth science resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover types of weather topics your student needs to learn or review.
  •  Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about weather.
  •  Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  •  Verify your student understands weather by completing the Weather for Elementary School chapter exam.

30 Lessons in Chapter 6: Types of Weather for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cyclones Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes

1. Cyclones Lesson for Kids: Facts & Causes

Cyclones are storms with swirling clouds, powerful winds, and strong rains that start in the ocean. You have probably never lived through a cyclone because you will usually be warned about them. Learn about cyclones and how they form.

Hurricane Sandy Lesson for Kids

2. Hurricane Sandy Lesson for Kids

Hurricane Sandy was a tropical cyclone that affected seven countries and killed an estimated 285 people. This lesson will cover the facts about this dangerous storm from 2012.

Hurricane Safety Lesson for Kids

3. Hurricane Safety Lesson for Kids

Hurricanes can be deadly storms. Knowing how to stay safe during a hurricane could save your life! This lesson will explore important safety measures you can take to keep yourself and your family safe during a hurricane.

What Causes a Tsunami? - Lesson for Kids

4. What Causes a Tsunami? - Lesson for Kids

Imagine a wall of water hundreds of feet high and traveling as fast as an airplane! This sounds like something impossible and imaginary, but waves like these are very real and very scary. This lesson will explain how tsunamis are formed.

What Causes Thunder? - Lesson for Kids

5. What Causes Thunder? - Lesson for Kids

When there is a storm, we often see lightning and hear thunder. This lesson will teach you what thunder is, how it works, why thunder makes different sounds, and some other cool facts about this stormy occurrence.

Wildfire Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

6. Wildfire Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Wildfires burn hundreds of thousands of acres of land every year. This lesson describes what a wildfire is, what causes them, and how firefighters work to put them out.

Measuring Temperature: Lesson for Kids

7. Measuring Temperature: Lesson for Kids

You shiver when it is cold outside and sweat when it is hot outside, but how can you measure those weather temperatures? And did you know there are even other types of temperatures that can be measured? This lesson will look at all kinds of interesting temperature facts.

Temperature Definition: Lesson for Kids

8. Temperature Definition: Lesson for Kids

Whether it's a bite of hot soup, the cool waters of the ocean, or a fever when we are sick, temperature is a part of our everyday lives. In the lesson, you will learn all about temperature.

Rainbow Colors: Lesson for Kids

9. Rainbow Colors: Lesson for Kids

We see rainbows when light reflects off water droplets in the air. Come learn about the colors of the rainbow, why they usually appear in the same order and some other cool facts about these colorful bands of light.

Tornado Alley Facts: Lesson for Kids

10. Tornado Alley Facts: Lesson for Kids

Tornadoes can be a scary weather event! Did you know that some parts of the United States are more prone to getting them? Let's learn more about this place called Tornado Alley!

Tornado Safety Lesson for Kids

11. Tornado Safety Lesson for Kids

Have you ever stuck your hand out of a car window while you're moving along? Now imagine a wind three to four times as strong. Tornadoes are extremely dangerous storms that everyone needs to take seriously. This lesson will teach you tornado safety.

Why Do We Have Seasons? - Lesson for Kids

12. Why Do We Have Seasons? - Lesson for Kids

Have you ever stepped out on a blazing hot day or walked through a snowstorm and wondered why we have seasons? Seasons on Earth are created by tilt and rotation and this lesson will help you learn why we have them.

Seasons in India Lesson for Kids

13. Seasons in India Lesson for Kids

Did you know that seasons in India are different than in the rest of the world? Continue reading to learn about weather, culture, and other interesting facts associated with each of the six seasons in India.

Seasons in Australia Lesson for Kids

14. Seasons in Australia Lesson for Kids

Australia has unique and interesting seasons for different parts of its continent. In this lesson, you will learn about what causes different seasons, the six seasons of Australia, and how Australia's seasons are different from other seasons around the world.

Seasons of the Year Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

15. Seasons of the Year Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Have you ever wondered about the changes in weather that happen at the same times every year? The reason lies in the seasons. Learn what the seasons are, why they happen, and how they're different in other parts of the world with this lesson.

Weather Instruments: Lesson for Kids

16. Weather Instruments: Lesson for Kids

What should I wear today? Do I need an umbrella? Will we get a snow day? Knowing the weather is important for so many decisions we make. In this lesson, you will learn about the weather instruments used to help us understand and predict the weather.

Jet Stream Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

17. Jet Stream Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

The jet streams above Earth are always blowing, and they have a big effect on the weather. In this lesson, you'll learn what jet streams are, what they do, and why jets love to fly in them.

Chemical Weathering Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

18. Chemical Weathering Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

How did there get to be so many different types of rocks in the world? Well one reason for this is chemical weathering. Here you will learn about what chemical weathering is and three examples of it.

Rain Gauge Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

19. Rain Gauge Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

'Rain, rain go away. Come again another day.' Have you ever wondered how much rain falls during a quick shower or a big thunderstorm? In this lesson, you will learn about rain gauges and how they help us measure rain.

Montserrat Volcano Facts: Lesson for Kids

20. Montserrat Volcano Facts: Lesson for Kids

The island of Montserrat has an active volcano and is part of a group of volcanic islands in the Caribbean Sea. Come learn about this volcano, where you can find it on a map, what city it destroyed, and some other interesting facts about it.

The Tornado Fujita Scale: Lesson for Kids

21. The Tornado Fujita Scale: Lesson for Kids

Tornadoes are a type of severe weather. Some destroy entire areas, while others just knock down tree branches. In this lesson, you will learn about the Fujita Scale used to classify tornadoes.

Typhoon Facts: Lesson for Kids

22. Typhoon Facts: Lesson for Kids

Typhoons are very large storms that occur in ocean waters. In this lesson, learn how a typhoon forms, identify the similarities and differences between typhoons and hurricanes, and find out about some of the damages typhoons can cause.

How Does a Hurricane Form? - Lesson for Kids

23. How Does a Hurricane Form? - Lesson for Kids

Hurricanes are powerful and have a unique way of developing on Earth. In this lesson, you will discover interesting facts of how and where hurricanes form. Continue reading to gain a greater understanding of this fascinating process.

Tornadoes vs. Hurricanes: Lesson for Kids

24. Tornadoes vs. Hurricanes: Lesson for Kids

Oftentimes, people confuse tornadoes and hurricanes. However, there are many differences between them. Learn about their similarities and differences, as well as about some notable hurricanes and tornadoes of the past.

Hurricane Andrew Facts: Lesson for Kids

25. Hurricane Andrew Facts: Lesson for Kids

Hurricane Andrew was a massive hurricane in 1992 that still holds a place in history. What made this hurricane so famous, and how much destruction did it cause? Read on to find out.

Altostratus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

26. Altostratus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

Up, up, and away, we are learning about clouds today! In this lesson, you will learn what altostratus clouds are, where you see them in the sky, what they look like, and how they are formed. Keep reading and get carried away with altostratus clouds.

Cirrocumulus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

27. Cirrocumulus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

Cirrocumulus clouds look like little puffs of hair - or maybe fish, depending on who you ask. These high-floating clouds don't make rain by themselves, but they can be a sign that rain is coming soon.

Nimbostratus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

28. Nimbostratus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that ordinary rain and thunderstorms come from completely different kinds of clouds? Learn about nimbostratus clouds, which form at warm fronts and make ordinary rain and snow.

Stratocumulus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

29. Stratocumulus Clouds: Lesson for Kids

This lesson will introduce you to a type of low-lying cloud known as the stratocumulus cloud. In this lesson, learn about what stratocumulus clouds are, including what they look like, how they form, and the type of weather they bring.

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Lesson for Kids

30. 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, including how it was caused and what its effects were. You will find out about how people and homes were affected and who helped the communities to recover.

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