Weather & Climate (Subject web)
Weather & Climate (Subject web)
Discovery of the world
After raining, bring the children out to look at the sky. Lucky enough, tell them to spot the rainbow and come back to class and color out what they've seen.
If not, show children a video of rainbow appearing and enourage to do likewise.
Place ice in a cup of water and let children see the condensation outside the cup. Use another cup filled with warm water and cover it with a lit, let them observe droplets forming on the inside of the cup instead and explain why.
Allow children to watch a video on how the climate has changed throughout the years and how animals have to adapt to them.
Bring children to snow city to experience how it would feel like when Singapore would ever snow.
Arts & Creative Expressions
Have an activity whereby children will do a DIY (Do it Yourself) windmill, with a straw as a stand given to them.
Encourage children to color the weather chart (shaped as a thermometer) according to the temperature of the weather. With red being the hottest, followed by orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black as the coolest.
Having a strong fan, encourage children to drip thin paint in front of it and watch how far the wind can blow the paint.
Using a toothrush and paper for each child, splatter blue diluted pain all over paper as rain
Language and Literacy
Have an acitivity sheet about the weather whereby theyll state what weather/climate they like most, with 3 boxes of reasons given, requiring them to write in proper sentences.
Have children to think of any other words that rhyme with the weather chosen. E.g. Cloudy rhymes with smoky.
Encourage children to sing along the weather song together as a class.
Using the 'rain rain go away' song, have the first 2 lines on the board "rain rain go away, come again another day" and discuss with the class to have different sentence to complete the song.
Draw many clouds on the board and encourage children to count clouds in twos.
Using an acitvity sheet, have raindrops as counting items and let them do the addition by writing their answers at the end box.
Have 3 cups with different temperature of water in them and tell children to put thermometer inside and read off the readings and rank them from coldest to hottest.
Using an activity sheet, allow children to match actions according to weather/climate. E.g. girl holding umbrella, draw a line to match with rainy season.
Motor Skills Development
Have children to fill in an outlined cloud on a paper and fill it up by sticking cotton balls within the lines.
Have an activity sheet with boxes labelled 'Sunny', 'Snowy', 'rainy' and 'windy' and giving them color pencils, encourage children to use their imagination and draw out how the weather would look like.
Encourage children to run from one end of the classroom to another according to the temperature of weather/climate. Fast being the slowest
Cut out magazine that has sun, or rain drops or snow flake.
Sing the weather song together and incorporate different facial expressions for each weather.
Observe the sky and write down how they feel about it.
Let children know about global warming (not so indepth)
Have they ever wanted to know how a snowman would feel like? What would they like to tell the snowman?