Who said a scientist and an artist had to be different jobs? This week you’ll be a ‘scientartist’ as you draw and paint your observations of the weather each day. Look back at what you recorded at the end of the week to notice patterns and reflect on the week gone. Isn’t the world amazing!?
This is a good activity for young kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 7 – 8
- fresh air
- be creative
Time required: 5 to 10 minutes per day
Curriculum connections: Maths, Science, Visual Art, Critical and Creative Thinking
This activity encourages young children to take notice of the world around them and how it changes. You might like to go for a slow walk and take the time to point out all the interesting things that are happening in nature.
Encourage your child to draw simple pictures and settle on a particular symbol which best describes each weather pattern in order to maintain consistency and make interpretation easier. At this age, children are beginning to think critically about the world and need guidance justifying their judgements with evidence they’ve observed in the real world.
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
- Coloured pens and pencils, or paint
- Weather Chart
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
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.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.