Escape icy winds and snowstorms with these cool lessons.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
December and January's dropping temperatures make these months the perfect time to encourage your students' curiosity about the changing seasons. The activities below will inform your students of the wonders of snow, the harsh conditions of the Arctic, how animals cope with the winter hardships, how to report the weather, and more.
Take your students on an imaginary expedition to the Arctic tundra, a frozen desert ecosystem.
Supplement a lesson on weather measurement with these links.
Explore the strange and secret worlds of animals’ winter habitats with activities that reinforce skills across the curriculum.
Teachers discuss their favorite winter-time science and art activities for the classroom.
Combine science and poetry in this lesson that explores snow.
Investigate how weather is made and then make a snowstorm by manipulating temperature and humidity.
Reading activities, time lines, experiments, and first-hand accounts give students a comprehensive look at winter storms.
Students will learn about winter and summer through hands-on activities, including sorting summer and winter clothing.
In this lesson, students analyze various weather conditions and create first-person reports from the eye of a storm!
Students use language, creative thinking, and social skills to create a class mural based on the book When Winter Comes.
The Magic School Bus kids are freezing! When they discover that heat flows from hotter to colder things, they find ways to block heat from escaping and learn how insulation works.
Students learn to track temperatures, research winter animals, and create a winter word wall that they can use as a reference tool.