Weather Prediction Practice – Task Cards




20 practice questions for weather prediction.


Students should have some background knowledge in the following in order to be successful:

  • Cloud Types
  • Fronts
  • Air Pressure
  • Convection
  • Winds


Purchase includes editable (Keynote) and PDF versions. Answer key is also included.


Uses for this product:

  • Emergency Sub Plans
  • An independent work station in a set of stations
  • Differentiation – Assign these task cards as reteaching for students who have yet to show mastery.
  • Extension activity for early finishers
  • Use as a square on a Choice Board
  • Assessment either formative or summative. You can provide the answers to this quiz using a QR code or after students have verified that they’ve completed their work.



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NGSS Standards covered by these weather prediction practice questions:

MS-ESS2-5 Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. Emphasis is on how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather (defined by temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind) at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide. Emphasis is on how weather can be predicted within probabilistic ranges. Examples of data can be provided to students (such as weather maps, diagrams, and visualizations) or obtained through laboratory experiments (such as with condensation). Assessment does not include recalling the names of cloud types or weather symbols used on weather maps or the reported diagrams from weather stations.


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