Weather Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Science – Earth and Space Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2

Students will study how the weather works. They will explore the movement of water and air in relation to the sun and Earth. They will investigate changes in the sky and landscape.

Activities

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  • Discuss prior knowledge of weather.
  • Investigate the water cycle, making a model to observe evaporation and condensation.
  • Set up experiments to model the role of plants in the water cycle.
  • Discuss temperature differences between the equator and the poles.
  • Observe and discuss a demonstration of a hot air balloon and relate to air movement.
  • Explore how temperature differences cause air and water to move up and down.
  • Use water bottles to demonstrate cyclonic movement.
  • Manipulate eyedroppers to demonstrate gentle rain and storms on different landscapes.
  • Explore wind strength and direction and how to measure it.

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