Activity Introduction

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 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 Age 7-8

Themes:

  • investigate
  • fresh air
  • be creative

Time required: 5-10 minutes per day

Curriculum connections: Maths, Science, Visual Art

Tips for Parents and Carers

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.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Complete lesson for Classroom Teachers:

CLIMARTE: Sky study – Years 1 & 2

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Weather Calendar - Activity Instructions

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 week to notice patterns and reflect on the week gone. Isn’t the world amazing!?

Part A: Observing

Step 1. Go outside and look at the sky. What can you see? Are there clouds? Is the sun out? Is it raining? Is it windy? Try to do this at the same time every day this week.

Part B: Recording

Step 1. Ask your parents/caregivers what the date is. Write it next to the right day on the weather chart.

Step 2. Draw a picture of what the weather looked like.

Step 3. When you have finished drawing the weather for a whole week, look back at your drawings. What was the weather mostly like this week? Draw this in the final box.

EXAMPLE:

Monday

Date: 01/04/2020

Taking it further

Try recording your observations for 3 month

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