If you’re looking for printable or Google Classroom weather worksheets for your middle school lessons, scroll to the bottom of this page.
For middle school, the NGSS weather standards are as follows:
MS- ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions.
MS- ESS2-6 Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.
MS- ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
The Water Cycle
This guided reading covers everything your students need to know about the water cycle. I find that a lot of the available resources on the water cycle are too simple for middle school, so I created this one to be a bit more advanced. As a bonus, this resource is also completely Google Classroom friendly as it comes with a Google Slides version of the PDF file.
Density Virtual Lab
When it comes to teaching weather, there’s no way around density. This PhET sim gives students a great intro to the topic as they explore the idea that objects of similar size can have very different weights.
Great for interactive notebooks or as a simple review, this foldable will allow students to summarize their learning on the 4 major weather fronts.
Weather Prediction Task Cards
Challenge your students to combine their knowledge about air masses and weather in order to make predictions. These task cards come with a student sheet and answer key.
Wind – Color by Number
Use this color by number as a sub plan, chill day, or even as an assessment.
If you’re planning to create your own weather worksheets, grab this set of front clipart in both color and print or doodle friendly black and white.
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