A picture of weather

A picture of weather

Lesson 1 of 6 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Science
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students are introduced to the topic of weather. Students begin by watching a short clip about weather and identifying the types of weather present in the video and those that are absent. Students then use photos from the Cool Australia Toolbox to create a poster or montage about weather.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • recognise a range of different weather types.
  • recognise the ways that weather can affect our environment.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 1 Science:

  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)

Year 2 Science:

  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)

Syllabus OutcomesST1-4WS, ST1-8ES

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate discussion and oversee activity.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Resources required

  • Internet access
  • Student worksheet
  • Access to printer

Additional info

This is an original Cool.org lesson. Facts and figures in these lessons may have changed since this lesson was published. We always endeavour to update our resources in a timely manner, but if you see an error or issue in our resources please get in touch with us.

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