Weather is a fascinating topic for your 3rd graders to learn about and these 20 task cards will allow them to practice and/or review the Earth science concepts they’re learning. With this product, your learners will focus on topics such as weather, climate, weather tools, natural disasters, weather symbols, reading weather maps and weather forecasts, identifying characteristics of specific types of weather, and more. If you’re looking for an interactive, engaging science activity, stop your search. Task cards are great for indoor or outdoor learning activities. There is very little prep work involved and your learners will enjoy getting up and moving while also practicing important science concepts. All topics presented in these task cards are aligned with NGSS for grade 3. In this product you will find a color version and black and white version of the task cards. PLEASE NOTE: both versions are identical. A data recording page and answer key are also included. The data recording page is designed to reduce the number of copies and toner/ink used for printing.
When you purchase this product, you will receive:
PAGE 1: task cards 1-4 – climate vs. weather, effects of wind, weather symbols, weather tools (thermometer)
PAGE 2: task cards 5-8 – tornadoes, forms of precipitation, lightening, weather tools (anemometer)
PAGE 3: task cards 9-12 – meteorologist, natural disasters (hurricane), weather map symbols, weather tools (rain gauge)
PAGE 4: task cards 13-16 – blizzard, thunder vs. lightening characteristics, definition of climate, reading weather symbols on a US map
PAGE 5: task cards 17-20 – definition of hail, reading a 3-day weather forecast and temperatures, definition of a heat wave, weather tools, (weathervane)
PAGE 6: data recording page (2 sheets per page)
If your learners enjoy task cards, here is another great addition to your science curriculum: Grade 3 Springtime Science Task Cards.