What's The Weather?

What's The Weather?

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Outdoor Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

The science behind the weather and forecasting the weather is fascinating. Record weather observations over time as you connect with websites to observe the systems that impact the weather around the world. 

Lesson guides and printables

Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Curriculum codes:

Year 5:  

Year 6:  


  • investigate 
  • fresh air 
  • think and connect 

Time required: 30 minutes a day, over time 

Curriculum connections: Science, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, NumeracyCritical and Creative Thinking

Resources required

  • Device for watching video clips
  • Paper and pencil 
  • Rain gauge – you can buy one from a hardware store or make your own with a bottle/jar and a ruler
  • Thermometer for use outside (from a hardware store)

Additional info

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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