Weather and seasons

Weather and seasons

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • ...

Lesson Summary

This activity has been developed to give children the opportunity to learn more about weather and seasons. Through play and experimentation, children investigate how objects change in colour and texture when wet. Older children explore different types of weather and how different types of weather affect people and our environment.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

Activity Intention:

  • This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

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Curriculum Mapping

EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Resources Required

  • Ages โ€“ 0 to 3: Tub of water and pouring cups. A range of objects to get wet: try to pick some objects that donโ€™t look or feel very different when wet (such as a plastic cup or a metal spoon) and some objects that look and feel quite different when wet (such as a stone that changes colour, or beach glass, or fabric, or soil or sand). Try to include objects such as paper or bread that will be damaged or disintegrate with water. Also consider including an object like soap that will become very slippery when wet. You may want to experiment in advance to see what the changes to objects will be when they are wet.
  • Ages โ€“ 3 to 5: Weather and seasons flashcards

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Additional Info

Cool Australia Presents Climate Change from Cool Australia on Vimeo.
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