Weekly Challenge for #EnviroEd # 42 – Weather as a Story Teller

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Epiphanies in Environmental Education

water may fall

With the school year newly started it is a fantastic time to consider how you will make mention of the number one teaching resource available to every teacher, in every locale, of every grade.

Weather.

Every day there is a 100 % chance of weather and it can be inspirational to educators and students alike as a tool for environmental literacy. Students paying attention to the weather tend to come to school each day better prepared for the day ahead after all.

I think many a primary classroom will have a weather board in their class but typically I see it being used to record the weather and perhaps cloud cover. Even this can lead to fantastic math lessons with graphing and more. However the sky is the limit with weather studies. Here is a great Pinterest collection on recording weather in the classroom. Now what if we spent…

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