In November Kiddo tracked the daily high and low temperatures on a piece of graph paper. This was fun for him since he is so loves numbers and all things weather-related. He liked studying the graph everyday while he ate (it hung and the wall near the table). I think if we do this again, we will use a larger graph (easier for little fingers), but he enjoyed it.
For older kids you could make this into a more advanced project by:
- tracking the difference in high and low temperature every day
- tracking the discrepancy between the predicted and the actual temperatures
- calculating the change in temperature from day to day
- calculating the average temperature
For Preschoolers there are lots of fun ways to track the weather, take a look at the weather wheel Kiddo made two years ago.
This post was originally a guest post (1/16/11) at All Things Beautiful.
This is a great idea! I've been thinking I should do more weather-oriented activities with the kids...
Raising a Happy Child says
Anna's class does weather tracking in school, and her teacher calculates an average temp for them. Anna finds a concept of averages very fascinating. I find it fascinating that she understands Fahrenheits - we are still operating in Celsius at home.