• Arts & Music
  • English Language Arts
  • World Language
  • Social Studies - History
  • Holidays / Seasonal
  • Independent Work Packet
  • Easel by TPT
  • Google Apps

Interactive resources you can assign in your digital classroom from TPT.

weather topic for grade 2

Easel Activities

weather topic for grade 2

Easel Assessments

Unlock access to 4 million resources — at no cost to you — with a school-funded subscription..

weather units for second grade

All Formats

Resource types, all resource types, results for weather units for second grade.

1st & 2nd Grade Weather Unit | Weather Activities & Reading Passages

1st & 2nd Grade Weather Unit | Weather Activities & Reading Passages

Jodi Southard

Severe Weather Storms - 1st & 2nd Grade Science Unit - Printable & Digital


Also included in:  Weather Unit Bundle - 1st & 2nd Grade Science Units - Printable & Digital

2nd Grade Science Curriculum Unit 5: Space and Weather

2nd Grade Science Curriculum Unit 5: Space and Weather

Tara West

Also included in:  2nd Grade Science Curriculum Bundle

1st & 2nd grade Science Units - Weather - Plants - States of Matter

1st & 2nd grade Science Units - Weather - Plants - States of Matter

Stephanie Stewart

Weather Unit Bundle - 1st & 2nd Grade Science Units - Printable & Digital

Second Grade Science-CommonCore Aligned Weather Unit

Second Grade Science-CommonCore Aligned Weather Unit

Sharon Strickland

Science activities : Weather unit for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade

Science activities : Weather unit for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade

Mrs Wong

Weather Unit / Weather Activities / 2nd grade Weather

 1st Grade Salt Life

Weather Unit for First and Second Grade

Primary Bliss Teaching

Wonders 2nd Grade Unit 3 Week 4: Wild Weather Supplement with GOOGLE

Amanda Garcia

Also included in:  Wonders 2017 2nd Grade Unit 3 BUNDLE: Interactive Supplements with GOOGLE

Weathering & Erosion NGSS 2nd Grade STEM Unit! Earth Systems- (2-ESS2,1)

Weathering & Erosion NGSS 2nd Grade STEM Unit! Earth Systems- (2-ESS2,1)

One Stop STEM Shop - NGSS Science STEM Resources

Weather Unit Assessments- 2nd Grade

Designs to Grow Minds by Creatively Erika Gee

Also included in:  Weather Unit Assessments and Task Cards BUNDLE- 2nd Grade

Free Science activities : Weather unit for Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade

Free Science activities : Weather unit for Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade

Weather and Climate NGSS Unit - 2nd and 3rd Grade Weather and Seasons

Weather and Climate NGSS Unit - 2nd and 3rd Grade Weather and Seasons


Wild Weather Trifold - Wonders 2nd Grade Unit 3 Week 4

Wild Weather Trifold - Wonders 2nd Grade Unit 3 Week 4

Joanna Riley

Also included in:  Wonders 2nd Grade Unit 3 Trifolds Bundle!

2nd Grade Wonders Reading ~ Unit 3 Week 4 ~ Weather Alert!

2nd Grade Wonders Reading ~ Unit 3 Week 4 ~ Weather Alert!

We Heart Being First

Weather Unit Assessments and Task Cards BUNDLE- 2nd Grade

Elementary Science Unit: Weather (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades)

Elementary Science Unit: Weather (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades)

Science Demo Guy STEM

Also included in:  Elementary Science Unit Bundle! Weather, Forces & Motion and States of Matter

2nd Grade Weather Unit Flipchart

2nd Grade Weather Unit Flipchart

Second Grade Stars

2nd Grade Math Boom Cards [Unit 8] Measurement - Weather Map Temperature

2nd Grade Math Boom Cards [Unit 8] Measurement - Weather Map Temperature

Ever Joyful

Also included in:  [UNIT 8] Bundle: 2nd Grade Math Boom Cards | Measurement

No Prep 2nd Grade Weather Unit Slides

No Prep 2nd Grade Weather Unit Slides

Allyson Baugher

Weather Unit Activities- Pre-K-2nd Grade

Learn and Shine Resources

Second Grade Science Interactive Notebook Unit 2 Weather

Jessica Jenkin

Common Core Weather Science Unit for Second Grade

Collins' Classroom Connections

TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

Keep in Touch!

Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter?

Favorite Winter Ideas!

weather topic for grade 2

Learning About the Weather and Seasons in 2nd Grade

Share this post:.

Learning about the Weather and Seasons in 2nd grade. Great hands on and engaging weather activities

What is Weather, Anyway?

What causes the seasons to change.

weather topic for grade 2

The Four Seasons Mini-Poster

weather topic for grade 2

Then, we moved into learning about how the sun’s energy heats the Earth. So, of course to demonstrate it, we HAD to see if we could use the sun’s energy to make s’mores!We gathered up our supplies

weather topic for grade 2

Made our hypotheses using this scientific method lab sheet

weather topic for grade 2

(You can grab this sheet here!)

and piled our s’mores into a foil lined pizza box!

weather topic for grade 2

We left the s’mores out all day in a sunny spot! At the end of the day, we checked on them, recorded our results and made conclusions about the sun’s energy.

weather topic for grade 2

The kids were soooooooo engaged! It was a great way to demonstrate the Scientific Process and how the sun’s energy can heat the Earth!

I decided to take advantage of the *peaked* engagement and also tied in an expository writing piece, knocking out two CCSS with one stone (W 2.2, and RI.2.3)! SCORE!

weather topic for grade 2

Interested in trying this in your own classroom?  I condensed all the resources I used into a fun themed S’more mini unit!

weather topic for grade 2

It includes the Scientific Process sheets (with answer key), printables for the “How to Make a S’more” writing and craft and I’ve even included a sequencing center to help prime your students for their writings! You can head over to my TpT store to check it out!

close reading with super storms, learning about the weather

To conclude our weather fun, we learned how to stay safe during wild weather! (A HUGE one for the lightning capital in the world!)  Then, we made these quick and easy wild weather tip charts.

weather topic for grade 2

You can grab this activity for FREE here !

learning about weather and seasons in 2nd grade. Great post with so many great activities for teaching weather and the seasons in 2nd grade

Sign up to snag these!

weather topic for grade 2

Receive all these classroom management tools right to your inbox!

Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription.

There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again.

weather topic for grade 2

Hi, I'm Leigh.

The Applicious Teacher is all about creating hands-on and engaging lessons that align with the standards while still having time for your life. This is your place for ideas, tips, and resources for the REAL teacher!

weather topic for grade 2

Recent Posts

Popular in the store.

weather topic for grade 2

You may also enjoy...

weather topic for grade 2

An Apple a Day- Whole Group Instruction and the WINNERS!!!!

weather topic for grade 2

Fact Families: Building Fact Fluency with Related Facts

weather topic for grade 2

Character Traits with Horrible Harry and the Scientific Method

weather topic for grade 2

Unfinished Work Folder: The One Folder Every Classroom Needs

© 2021 The Applicious Teacher. All Rights Reserved

Designed by Ashley Hughes

Use of Cookies

Privacy overview.

Please log in to save materials.


Education Standards

North carolina english language arts standards.

Learning Domain: Writing

Standard: Write informative /explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

North Carolina Essential Standards for Science

Learning Domain: Earth Systems, Structures & Processes

Standard: Compare weather patterns that occur over time and relate observable patterns to time of day and time of year.

2nd Grade Weather Patterns 2.E.3

Untitled section.

Optional Resources:

Possible reading group material from NCWISE OWL Britannica on Light .  

Weather Hyperdoc:


Almanac for Kids

Space Weather Center

Tree House Weather

Weather Channel

Season Tree Craft

Other Resources:

Weather vs. Climate Edpuzzle

 Read Works 4th - Weather - An Introduction to Weather

Read Works 2nd - Wild Weather, Cause & Effect

Version History

Please log in

Ideas, Inspiration, and Giveaways for Teachers

We Are Teachers

30+ Activities for Teaching Weather Including Tornadoes, Lightning, and Rainbows!

Science is in the air!

Elizabeth Mulvahill

Spring is the perfect season to study the weather and get your students outdoors for hands-on activities. From reading and writing about the weather to conducting experiments and more, here’s our list of weather activities for the classroom, perfect for preschool through middle school.

1. Read books about weather

Read-alouds are some of the most simple classroom activities that teach kids about weather. Get your students amped up about studying the weather with a flood of books. Read a few aloud, feature them in your classroom library, and let students study them with partners.

Learn more: 22 Awesome Weather Books for Kids

2. Start a weather journal

a child's weather journal with illustrations of sun, fog, rain, wind, clouds and snow

What you need: Construction paper, scissors, glue, preprinted labels, crayons, recording pages

What to do: Have students fold a large piece of construction paper in half to make a book cover. Staple a stack of recording pages ( see samples ) into the middle. Use scissors to cut out clouds, the sun, and raindrops, and glue them onto the cover. Draw in snow and fog. Glue labels as illustrated onto the cover. Then allow students a few minutes each day to journal the weather outside.

Learn more: The Curriculum Corner

3. Learn weather vocabulary words

weather activities- weather word cards with pictures and descriptions of different weather

Give your students the words to describe all kinds of weather with these free printable cards. With words like sunny, cloudy, and stormy, as well as blizzard, flood, hurricane, the four seasons, and others, they can be used for many activities, such as helping students fill in their weather journals.

Learn more: PreKinders

4. Make it rain

cloud in a jar experiment-mason jar willed with water and blue food coloring

What you need: Clear plastic cup or glass jar, shaving cream, food coloring

What to do: Fill the cup with water. Squirt shaving cream on top for the clouds. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud and watch it “rain.”

Learn more: The Happy Housewife

5. Create your own miniature water cycle

Ziploc bag with an inch of blue dyed water in the bottom taped to a window

What you need: Ziplock bag, water, blue food coloring, Sharpie pen, tape

What to do: Weather activities like this one take a little bit of patience, but they’re worth the wait. Pour one-quarter cup of water and a few drops of blue food coloring into a ziplock bag. Seal tightly and tape the bag to a (preferably south-facing) wall. As the water warms in the sunlight, it will evaporate into vapor. As the vapor cools, it will begin changing into liquid (condensation) just like a cloud. When the water condenses enough, the air will not be able to hold it and the water will fall down in the form of precipitation.

Learn more: Playdough to Plato

6. Use ice and heat to make rain

glass jar with a couple of inches of water in it topped by a plate filled with ice cubes- weather activities

What you need: Glass jar, plate, water, ice cubes

What to do: Heat water until it is steaming, then pour it into the jar until it is about one-third full. Place a plate full of ice cubes on top of the jar. Watch as condensation builds and water begins to stream down the sides of the jar.

Learn more: I Can Teach My Child

7. Watch the fog roll in

mason jar with steam coming out of it

What you need: Glass jar, small strainer, water, ice cubes

What to do: Fill the jar completely with hot water for about a minute. Pour out almost all the water, leaving about 1 inch in the jar. Place the strainer over the top of the jar. Drop three or four ice cubes into the strainer. As the cold air from the ice cubes collides with the warm, moist air in the bottle, the water will condense and fog will form. This is one of those weather activities that will inspire plenty of oohs and aahs!

Learn more: Weather Wiz Kids/Fog Experiments

8. Make a cloud poster

student poster of different cloud types made from cotton balls

What you need: 1 large piece of construction paper or small poster board, cotton balls, glue, marker

What to do: Using the information guide included at the link, create different types of clouds by manipulating the cotton balls. Then glue them to the poster and label them.

Learn more: Science Spot

9. Crack a few weather jokes

colorful poster of weather jokes for kids - weather activities

Want to incorporate a little humor into your weather activities? Try some weather-themed jokes! Why is the sun so smart? Because it has more than 5,000 degrees! Bring a little weather humor into your classroom with this collection of jokes and riddles.

Learn more: Listcaboodle

10. Reflect a rainbow

sunlight reflecting through a glass of water, creating a rainbow on the table behind

What you need: Glass of water, sheet of white paper, sunlight

What to do: Fill the glass all the way to the top with water. Put the glass of water on a table so that it is half on the table and half off the table (make sure that the glass doesn’t fall!). Then, make sure that the sun can shine through the glass of water. Next, place the white sheet of paper on the floor. Adjust the piece of paper and the glass of water until a rainbow forms on the paper.

How does this happen? Explain to students that light is made up of many colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. When light passes through the water, it is broken up into all of the colors seen in a rainbow!

Learn more: Rookie Parenting

11. Predict rain using pine cones

four pinecones on a windowsill

What you need: Pine cones and a journal

What to do: Make a pine-cone weather station! Observe the pine cones and the weather daily. Note that when the weather is dry, the pine cones stay open. When it’s about to rain, the pine cones close! This is a great way to talk about weather prediction with students. Pine cones actually open and close based on the humidity to help seed dispersal.

Learn more: Science Sparks

12. Create your own lightning

aluminum pie tin with a pen stuck in the middle, wool sock and block of styrofoam- weather activities

What you need: Aluminum pie tin, wool sock, Styrofoam block, pencil with eraser, thumbtack

What to do: Push the thumbtack through the center of the pie tin from the bottom. Push the eraser end of the pencil onto the thumbtack. Place the tin to the side. Put the Styrofoam block on a table. Quickly rub the block with the wool sock for a couple of minutes. Pick up the aluminum pie pan, using the pencil as a handle, and place it on top of the Styrofoam block. Touch the aluminum pie pan with your finger—you should feel a shock! If you don’t feel anything, try rubbing the Styrofoam block again. Once you feel the shock, try turning the lights out before you touch the pan again. You should see a spark, like lightning!

What is happening? Static electricity. Lightning happens when the negative charges (electrons) in the bottom of the cloud (or in this experiment, your finger) are attracted to the positive charges (protons) in the ground (or in this experiment, the aluminum pie pan). The resulting spark is like a mini lightning bolt.

Learn more: UCAR

13. Learn 10 interesting things about air

a picture of Earth and some facts about it

Even though air is all around us, we can’t see it. So what is air, exactly? Learn 10 fascinating facts that explain the makeup of air and why it is so important for every living thing.

Learn more: Climate Kids

14. Conjure up lightning in your mouth

What you need: A mirror, a dark room, wintergreen Life Savers

What to do: Turn off the lights and have students wait until their eyes have adjusted to the dark. Bite down on a wintergreen candy while looking in the mirror. Chew with your mouth open and you’ll see that the candy sparks and glitters. What’s happening? You are actually making light with friction: triboluminescence. As you crush the candy, the stress creates electric fields, like electricity in a lightning storm. When the molecules recombine with their electrons, they emit light. Why wintergreen candy? It converts ultraviolet light into visible blue light, which makes the “lightning” brighter to see. If students aren’t seeing it in their own mouths, have them watch the video above.

Learn more: Exploratorium

15. Track a thunderstorm

lightning across a dark sky- weather activities

What you need: Thunder, stopwatch, journal

What to do: Wait for a lightning flash and then start the stopwatch immediately. Stop when you hear the sound of thunder. Have students write down their numbers. For every five seconds, the storm is one mile away. Divide their number by five to see how many miles away the lightning is! The light traveled faster than sound, which is why it took longer to hear the thunder.

Learn more: Weather Wiz Kids/Track a Thunderstorm

16. Make a thunderstorm front

What you need: Clear plastic container (size of a shoebox), red food coloring, ice cubes made with water and blue food coloring

What to do: Fill the plastic container two-thirds full with lukewarm water. Let the water sit for a minute to come to air temperature. Place a blue ice cube into the container. Drop three drops of red food coloring into the water at the opposite end of the container. Watch what happens! Here’s the explanation: The blue cold water (representing a cold air mass) sinks, while the red warm water (representing the warm, unstable air mass) rises. This is called convection and the warm air is forced to rise by the approaching cold front, and the thunderstorm forms.

Learn more: Earth Science Week

17. Learn the difference between weather and climate

Share this interesting video with your students to learn the difference between what we call weather and the climate.

18. Swirl up a tornado

two liter soda bottles duct taped together at the mouths. green liquid from top bottle is swirling down into bottom bottle- weather activities

What you need: Two 2-liter clear plastic bottles (empty and clean), water, food coloring, glitter, duct tape

What you do: Students always love classic weather activities like this one. First, fill one of the bottles two-thirds full of water. Add food coloring and a dash of glitter. Use duct tape to fasten the two containers together. Be sure to tape tightly so that no water leaks out when you turn the bottles over. Flip the bottles so that the bottle with the water is on top. Swirl the bottle in a circular motion. This will create a vortex and a tornado will form in the top bottle as the water rushes into the bottom bottle.

Learn more: Discovery Express

19. Make a warm and cold front model

Warm cold weather experiment with red and blue water

What you need: Two drinking glasses, red and blue food coloring, glass bowl, cardboard

What to do: Fill one glass with chilled water and a couple of drops of blue food coloring. Fill the other with hot water and red food coloring. Cut a piece of cardboard so that it fits snugly into the glass bowl, separating it into two sections. Pour the hot water into one half of the bowl and cold water into the other half. Quickly and carefully pull the cardboard separator out. The water will swirl and settle with the cold water on bottom, the hot water on top, and a purple zone where they mixed in the middle!

Learn more: Preschool Powol Packets

20. Do a Blue Sky experiment

Videos are easy to incorporate into your classroom weather activities. This one answers burning questions about weather. Why does our sky look blue? Why does the sun appear to be yellow even though it is a white star? Find out the answer to these questions and more with this informative video.

Learn more: The Action Lab

21. Grow a snowflake

sugar crystal suspended from a pencil over the mouth of a mason jar- weather activities

What you need: String, wide-mouthed jar, white pipe cleaners, blue food coloring, boiling water, borax, a pencil

What to do: Cut a white pipe cleaner into thirds. Twist the three sections together in the center so that you now have a shape that looks something like a six-sided star. Make sure the lengths of the star are equal by trimming them to the same length. Tie the flake to the pencil with string. Carefully fill the jar with boiling water (adult job). For each cup of water, add three tablespoons of borax, adding one tablespoon at a time. Stir until the mixture is dissolved, but don’t worry if some of the borax settles at the base of the jar. Add food coloring. Hang the snowflake in the jar. Let sit overnight; remove.

Learn more: Martha Stewart

22. Make magic snowballs

a hand filled with an artificial snowball against a background of artificial snow

What you need: Frozen baking soda, cold water, vinegar, squirt bottles

What to do: Start by mixing two parts baking soda with one part water to make fluffy, moldable snowballs. Then, pour vinegar into squirt bottles and let kids squirt their snowballs. The reaction between the baking soda and vinegar will cause the snowballs to fizz and bubble. For a snow avalanche, pour vinegar into a tub, then drop a snowball in!

Learn more: Growing a Jeweled Rose

23. Catch the wind

a hand holding up six colorful pinwheels

What you need: Paper cut into 6″ x 6″ squares, wood skewers, glue gun, small beads, sewing pins, a thumbtack, needle-nose pliers, scissors

What to do: Make a paper pinwheel! Follow the easy, step-by-step directions in the link below for these colorful and fun weather activities.

Learn more: One Little Project

24. Observe the intensity of the wind

a homemade wind sock made from a blue plastic bag suspended by rope- weather activities

What you need: One large blue recycle bag, one empty plastic container such as a yogurt or sour cream tub, clear packing tape, string or yarn, ribbons or streamers to decorate

What to do: Make a wind sock. Start by cutting the rim off the plastic tub. Wrap the edge of the bag around the rim and secure it with tape. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the bag just below the plastic ring. If you don’t have a hole punch, you can use a pencil. Tie a string through the hole and attach to a post or high railing.

Learn more: The Chaos and the Clutter

25. Determine the direction of the wind

homemade wind vane made from a paper plate, paper cup, pencil and a straw

What you need: Paper cup, pencil, straw, pin, paper plate, construction paper scraps

What to do: You’ll be creating a wind vane to detect the direction of the wind! Poke a sharpened pencil through the bottom of a paper cup. Insert a pin through the middle of a drinking straw and into the eraser of the pencil. Make a cut approximately one inch deep on each end of the straw, making sure to go through both sides of the straw. Cut small squares or triangles of construction paper and slip one into each end of the straw. Place your wind vane onto a paper plate or piece of paper with the directions marked.

Learn more: Education.com/Wind Vane

26. Measure wind speed

anemometer made from pink polka dotted paper cups

What you need: Five 3-oz. paper cups, 2 drinking straws, pin, paper punch, scissors, stapler, sharp pencil with eraser

What to do: Take one paper cup (which will be the center of your anemometer) and use a paper punch to punch four equally spaced holes about half an inch below the rim. Push a sharpened pencil through the bottom of the cup so that the eraser rests in the middle of the cup. Push one drinking straw through the hole in one side of the cup and out the other side. Insert the other straw through the opposite holes so that they form a crisscross inside the cup. Push a pin through the intersection of the straws and into the eraser. For each of the other four cups, punch a hole on opposite sides of the cup about half an inch down.

To assemble: Push one cup onto the end of each straw, making sure that all of the cups are facing the same direction. The anemometer will rotate with the wind. It does not need to be pointed in the wind for use.

Learn more: Weather Wiz Kids

27. Measure rain volume

a DIY water gauge made from a plastic soda bottle with measurements marked on the side - weather activities

What you need: One 2-liter bottle, Sharpie, stones, water, scissors, ruler, tape

What to do: Create a rain gauge! Start by cutting away the top third of the 2-liter plastic bottle and put it to the side. Pack a few stones at the bottom of the bottle. Pour water in until just above the stone level. Draw a scale on a piece of masking tape with the help of the ruler and paste it on the side of the bottle so you can start counting just above the current water line. Invert the top of the bottle and place it into the bottom half to act as a funnel. Leave the bottle outside to capture rain.

Learn more: News24

28. Create art with the power of the sun

blue construction paper with imprints of leaves made from the sun

What you need: Photo-sensitive paper, various objects such as leaves, sticks, paper clips, etc.

What to do: Make sun prints! Place the paper, bright-blue side up, in a shallow tub. Place objects you wish to “print” on the paper and leave it in the sun for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the objects from the paper and the paper from the tub. Soak the paper in water for 1 minute. As the paper dries, the image will sharpen.

Learn more: Mud and Bloom

29. Measure atmospheric pressure

What you need: A dry, empty frozen-juice can or coffee can with lid removed, latex balloon, rubber band, tape, 2 drinking straws, card stock

What to do: This barometer starts by cutting off the stiff band of the balloon. Stretch the balloon over the top of the juice can. Secure a rubber band around the balloon to hold it securely. Tape the end of the drinking straw to the center of the balloon surface, making sure it hangs off to one side. Fold the card stock in half vertically and make hash marks every quarter inch. Set the barometer right next to the measurement card. As the external air pressure changes, it will cause the balloon to bend inward or outward at the center. The tip of the straw will move up or down accordingly. Take pressure readings five or six times a day.

Learn more: All Science Fair Projects

30. Make a DIY thermometer

a DIY thermometer made from a glass with red liquid inside, a straw and blue play dough on top- weather activities

What you need: Clear plastic bottle, water, rubbing alcohol, clear plastic drinking straw, modeling clay, food coloring

What to do: Fill the bottle about one-quarter full with equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Add a few drops of food coloring. Put the straw inside the bottle without letting it touch the bottom. Seal the neck of the bottle with the modeling clay to keep the straw in place. Hold your hands on the bottom of the bottle and watch the mixture move up through the straw. Why? It expands when warm!

Learn more: Education.com/Homemade Thermometer

31. Demonstrate a fire tornado

man standing behind plume of fire surrounded by a wire mesh cylinder.

What you need: A lazy Susan, wire screen mesh, small glass dish, sponge, lighter fluid, lighter

What to do: Weather activities like this one are for teacher demonstrations only! Make a cylinder about 2.5 feet tall from the wire screen mesh and set it aside. Place the glass dish in the center of the lazy Susan. Cut the sponge into strips and place in bowl. Soak the sponge with lighter fluid. Light the fire and rotate the lazy Susan. The fire will spin, but a tornado will not be seen. Now, place the wire screen cylinder on the lazy Susan, creating a perimeter around the fire. Give it a spin and watch the tornado dance.

Learn more: Steve Spangler Science

If you liked these weather activities, check out 70 Easy Science Experiments Using Materials You Already Have On Hand .

And for more great hands-on activity ideas, be sure to sign up for our newsletters .

Tornadoes, lightning, and rainbows! Help your students understand weather patterns and systems with these fun hands-on activities.

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a Contributing Editor with WeAreTeachers. She has taught elementary, literacy and small group intervention. She currently resides outside of Boulder, Colorado and loves learning new things, hearing people's stories and traveling the globe.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

weather topic for grade 2


Reading & Math for K-5


Reading & Math Workbooks for K-5

Download & Print From Only $1.79

Weather Worksheets for 2nd Grade

Describe, chart and forecast the weather.

Our grade 2 weather worksheets review vocabulary related to weather and introduce temperature, changes in weather and weather charting and forecasting .  

weather topic for grade 2

Sample Grade 2 Weather Worksheet

What is K5?

K5 Learning offers free worksheets , flashcards  and inexpensive  workbooks  for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Become a member  to access additional content and skip ads.

weather topic for grade 2

Our members helped us give away millions of worksheets last year.

We provide free educational materials to parents and teachers in over 100 countries. If you can, please consider purchasing a membership ($24/year) to support our efforts.

Members skip ads and access exclusive features.

Learn about member benefits

weather topic for grade 2

This content is available to members only.

Join K5 to save time, skip ads and access more content. Learn More

123 Homeschool 4 Me

Weather Unit – Worksheets, Experiments & Activities for Kids

Make teaching kids about weather fun and EASY with this free weather unit . These Weather Worksheets help kids explore a variety of weather topics as well as some weather themed worksheet for early math and literacy too. Use these free weather printables as preschool, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and  kindergarten weather worksheets . Simply print pdf file with  weather worksheets for kids  and you are ready to learn!

Make teaching kids about weather fun and EASY with this free weather unit. These Weather Worksheets help kids explore a variety of weather topics as well as some weather themed worksheet for early math and literacy too. Use these free weather printables as preschool, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and kindergarten weather worksheets. Simply print pdf file with weather worksheets for kids and you are ready to learn!

Weather worksheets

Help kids learn about weather with this fun weather unit! Included are lots of weather worksheets for kindergarten , toddlers, preschoolers, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and kindergartners. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this HUGE packet filled with not only weather printables, but weather science projects to help make learning fun! Use this as a  weather theme , as a temporary weather study to supplement your science curriculum, summer learning, center for classrooms, and a variety of other uses. You will love the cut and paste worksheets to sort hot and cold items, items to be prepared for an emergency, and more. Track clouds in the sky, temperature, learn about animals that hibernate, try some weather science experiments, learn science vocabulary, and more.

Weather worksheets for kindergarten

Weather Unit

Simply scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie. Print the pages on plain white paper.  Use whatever kindergarten weather worksheets  you feel are appropriate for your

cloud worksheets for kids

Weather worksheets for kids

Learn about the different types of the clouds from cumulus, cumulonimbus, cirrus, contrails, and more with the printable cloud poster. Then chart what types of clouds you have in your local area with the cloud graphing worksheet.

Weather worksheets for 1st grade

Weather unit kindergarten

Learn about the wind with this free weather crossword puzzle and then chart the temperature for a week to see the changes in the morning and afternoon.

hibernation activities for kindergarten

Weather unit for kindergarten

Learn about hibernating animals through creative play and fun information.

Kindergarten weather worksheets

Weather worksheets for 1st grade pdf

Young students will enjoy learning new weather terms. Then sort items that are cold and hot in these cut and paste worksheets.

weather worksheets for kids

2nd grade weather unit

I wanted to keep it fun, engagine, and educational with activities appropriate for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4.  Here are some of the topics I cover in this pack of free worksheets :

pre-k weather worksheets

weather activities worksheet

Make learning in a  weather unit for kindergarten fun with these hands-on activities and worksheets to take all the work out! Help kids work on beginning sounds and number sense with these winter printables

weather worksheets for preschooler

2nd grade weather worksheets

Younger kids will have fun working on pre writing skills, color by number, counting, and more as they learn about weather!

weather preschool printables

weather worksheets for 3rd grade

Work on visual discrimination with these which one is different pages with a fun weather theme. Then teach young children about different seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring and the clothes you wear.

weather writing prompts

weather worksheets for kindergarten pdf

Use these weather writing prompts to help kids think about what changes in the different seasons as they draw and write to make their own weather book.

weather experiments

weather worksheets for 2nd grade

We’ve included various ideas for weather experiments and weather activities to help kids learn as they try. From clouds in a bottle to the water cycle, cloud art, to experimenting with the wind – there are lots of choices to add to your weather unit for kids!

weather science

kindergarten weather worksheets

Weather activities.

Weather Science

Learn all about weather with this fun week-long Weather theme! Your kids will enjoy learning about weather for kids with these weather activities. These weather activities for kids are fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. We've included weather printables, hands-on weather experiments for kids, cute weather crafts, and so much more!

Weather Theme

Weather Printables

Free 3rd Grade Math Worksheets - print grade 3 free worksheets to practice double digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, subtraction, word problems, telling time, and more!

3rd Grade Worksheets


3rd Grade Math

Make sure kids are understanding what they read with this free book report template. This 1st grade book report is a handy, NO PREP way to ensure early readers are understanding what they are reading. The book report template 3rd grade has a spot for first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade students to write down book title, author, rate the book, tell their favorite part, give a summary of the book, and more. This is such a handy, free printable, book report template 2nd grade.  Simply grab the free printable book reports and you are ready to go!

3rd Grade Language Arts

3rd Grade Social Studies


3rd Grade Science

FREE weather unit for for learning about seasons, clouds, emergency preparedness, hibernating, rainbows, and so much more for Preschool Prek, Kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, homeschool, summer learning, and more! LOVE!!

3rd grade weather worksheets

By using resources from my site you agree to the following:

You may also like


Christmas Ornaments Memory Game

Super cute FALL number practice sheets. These free printable numbers 11-20 worksheetsare filled with fun pumpkins perfect for Autumn.

FREE Printable Fall Math Numbers 11 to 20 Worksheets

Vinegar and milk

Milk and Vinegar Experiment – Plastic Milk...

Presidents Day Printable Mini Unit

FREE Printable Presidents Day Worksheets and Activities


Trigraph Emergent Readers

Watermelon Fact Family Worksheets

Watermelon Fact Family Worksheets


Don’t Get Caught Multiplication Game

Learn eleven different colors with these fun and FREE printable color worksheets for preschool and kindergarten to learn color words!

FREE Printable Color Worksheets for Kids

About the author.

' src=

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

I am so HAPPY I found your site, wish I would have found it sooner! I am brand new to homeschooling, my little one is in 1st grade and I can honestly say I feel like I have no idea what I am doing!!!! These worksheets and activities will be a god send! Thank you thank you thank you!

Beth, you’re beautiful! Thank you for generously sharing your clever activities. I’m a long-retired homeschooler who’s been teaching refugees for 22 years. I’m going to use your ch-th-sh game with one of my little Kurdish girls today. She’ll be thrilled.

Leave a Comment X

You can pick. No account needed.

Science Kits

You have remaining on your free trial.

4 Free Lessons Left

Get unlimited access to all videos and lesson plans with a membership.

So you can keep watching more great videos in class, ask your teacher or principal to get a School plan membership.


Become a member to get full access to our entire library of learning videos, reading material, quiz games, simple DIY activities & more.

Become a member to get full access to our entire library of learning videos, quiz games, & more.

Science Kits

Access All Videos and Lessons, No Limits .

Access All Videos

No credit card required, takes 7 sec to signup .

No card required

Ready-to-go lessons that save you time.

Ready-to-go lessons

If you are on a school computer or network, ask your tech person to whitelist these URLs: *.wistia.com, fast.wistia.com, fast.wistia.net, embedwistia-a.akamaihd.net

Sometimes a simple refresh solves this issue. If you need further help, contact us .

Introduction to Weather


Discussion Questions

You can look outside, listen to the weather forecast on the news or check online.

You may have experienced stormy, sunny, rainy, windy and snowy weather.

Your favorite might be sunny, so you can play outside. Snowy weather might give you a snow day, so there will be no school.

Weather forecasters look at temperature, wind, clouds and air pressure.

Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes are examples of severe weather.

It can help people make decisions about what clothes to wear and if it is safe to go somewhere. It can help keep us safe.

You might see clouds, sun, rain, airplanes, kites, snow, lightning and more.

Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of water.

Scientists use patterns to make predictions about the weather. For example if they know that weather almost always moves from west to east, they can predict which way a thunderstorm will move.

So that we can stay safe and get inside.

When it is cold outside, rain can freeze into a solid. Snow is just frozen water.

It provides plants with water so that plants can grow. It can provide people with water to drink.

What’s happening in the Earth’s atmosphere on any given day.

When clouds are in the sky. Clouds can block sunlight.

When the sun shines brightly with no clouds blocking it.

When drops of water fall from clouds in the sky.

When rain freezes into a solid while it’s falling from the sky.

When air around us moves quickly.

When dark clouds make thunder and lightning and usually a lot of rain.

A gas that is all around us.

The sky and air around the Earth.

Reading Material

Weather describes what is happening in the Earth’s atmosphere on any given day. There are many different types of weather such as sunny, windy, rainy, snowy and stormy.

To better understand how weather works…


Sunny weather is when the sun is shining brightly..

sunny sky in a digital world

Sunny weather can happen when it is warm, but also when it is cold. Light from the sun warms up everything around us. If you are out in the sun for a long time you should wear sunscreen.

Cloudy weather is when there are clouds in the sky.

cloudy sky with sun shining through

Clouds are made up of tiny drops of water. When those tiny drops of water get heavy enough they fall from the sky as rain. Clouds can have many different shapes and sizes.

Windy weather is when air moves around quickly.

wind blowing umbrella away from kids

Windy weather can blow things all around. If you have an umbrella during windy weather, it could blow away. A little bit of wind can feel nice on a hot day.

Rainy weather happens when water falls from the clouds.

rain comes down from the sky as a scientist explains how it works

Both plants and animals need rain to help them survive. In the rainforest it can rain every day and in places like the desert it might only rain a few times a year.

Weather scientists can predict the weather.

thunderstorm moves across the united states on a weather map

Scientists look for patterns in the weather to make predictions. They also use a variety of tools to help them collect information about the weather such as a thermometer.

DIY Activity Guide

Teacher resources, lesson plan.

reading material

Teacher Guide

reading material

These downloadable teacher resources can help you create a full lesson around the video. These PDFs incorporate using class discussion questions, vocabulary lists, printable worksheets, quizzes, games, and more.


Select a Google Form

paper quiz

Exit Ticket

Choose a way to play this quiz game, kahoot - best for in class.


Quizizz - Best For At Home


NEW! Monthly Science Kits for the Home

attention icon

Start a Free Trial Today. Get a $5 Amazon Gift Card!

Teachers! Start a free trial & we'll send your gift card within 1 day. Only cards left. Try it now.

Gen Logo

This email is associated with a Science Kit subscription. Kit subscriptions are managed on this separate page: Manage Subscription

Gen Logo

Write down three different kinds of weather.

Why is it important to know about the weather?

How do patterns help weather scientists predict the weather?


• No credit card required •

"My students loved the videos. I started the video subscription in May and used them as a review before the state test, which I know contributed to 100% of my class passing the state test."

* no credit card required *

3 days to access to all of our teaching resources for free.

Get 30 days free by inviting other teachers to try it too.

no credit card required

Enjoy 3 days of full access to all of our teaching resources for free.

*only school emails accepted.

Skip, I will use a 3 day free trial

Enjoy your free 30 days trial

Cancel anytime in 1-click on the manage account page before the trial ends and you won't be charged.

Otherwise you will pay just $10 CAD/month for the service as long as your account is open.

Cancel anytime on the manage account page in 1-click and you won't be charged.

Otherwise you will pay $10 CAD/month for the service as long as your account is open.

We just sent you a confirmation email. Enjoy!

Please login or join.


  1. Weather Listen and write

    weather topic for grade 2

  2. photo+(5).JPG 1,600×1,200 pixels

    weather topic for grade 2

  3. Pin on Best of First Grade

    weather topic for grade 2

  4. What's the weather like? worksheet

    weather topic for grade 2

  5. 13+ Weather And Seasons Worksheet For Grade 2

    weather topic for grade 2

  6. Science activities : Weather unit for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade in 2020

    weather topic for grade 2


  1. 22-24 February Weather Punjab

  2. AI lesson generator

  3. March 2023 Up News Uttar Pradesh Ki Taja Khabar Mukhya Samachar CM Yogi Akhiles UP News Update

  4. Hard Feelings

  5. Doing Time

  6. Burning So Hot (feat. Allysha Joy)


  1. Weather Units For Second Grade Teaching Resources

    Teach your students all about weather with these fun weather activities and reading passages! This 1st and 2nd grade weather unit

  2. Learning About the Weather and Seasons in 2nd Grade

    First, we learned that weather is all the air around us. We discussed the temperature and how it can affect the weather. We even had one day of cold weather (

  3. 2nd Grade Weather Patterns 2.E.3

    seasons. weather patterns. characteristics. severe weather ... Teacher will introduce the topic of weather patterns. Teacher then gives students the vocabulary

  4. 39 2nd Grade Science- Weather Unit ideas

    See more ideas about weather unit, teaching science, science classroom. ... A visual aid for K-2 to chart daily weather conditions. The rows lists.

  5. 2nd Grade Lesson

    1.2 Summarize weather conditions using qualitative and quantitative measures to describe: temperature, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation. ○ 2.E.1.4

  6. 30+ Exciting Weather Activities for the Classroom

    30+ Activities for Teaching Weather Including Tornadoes, Lightning, and Rainbows! · 1. Read books about weather · 2. Start a weather journal · 3.

  7. Weather Worksheets for 2nd Grade

    Weather worksheets for grade 2 - worksheets review vocabulary related to weather and introduce temperature, changes in weather and weather charting and

  8. 2nd Grade Science: Extreme Weather Four Corners

    2nd Grade Science: Extreme Weather Four Corners. 1.2K views 2 years ago ... 1.2K views 2 years ago SHIP 2nd Grade Active Academic Lessons.

  9. Weather Unit

    Included are lots of weather worksheets for kindergarten, toddlers, preschoolers, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and kindergartners.

  10. Introduction to Weather

    DEFINITION OF WEATHER. Weather describes what is happening in the Earth's atmosphere on any given day. There are many different types of weather