Learn about the weather and add in some fun math with today’s free printable, My Weather Chart. At the end of the week, you can take the information gathered and make a cool bar graph! This is a great way to introduce graphs and talk about different weather to young school-aged children.
This week Miss 5 and I have been learning about the weather and temperature. Each day we have been marking off what the weather is like and how it feels. Where we live we tend to have all four seasons in one day so she has been out dancing in the rain and we have been having nice walks in the sunshine! This has been a super fun activity and she really loved playing around with the graph maker after our My Weather Chart was complete.
My Weather Chart
Each day keep an eye on the weather and fill out the weather chart. To get started you will need to print off a copy of our free My Weather Chart. What will the weather be? Our weather chart has six different options. Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Stormy, Windy and Foggy. If your weather is anything like our typical weather you will be coloring in more than one box each day.
Color the appropriate box matching it to the weather for the day. It is up to you what color you would like to color each box. Randomly color them or choose a color for each weather condition. Choosing one color per type of weather will make it very simple when adding up the weather for the graph at the end of the week.
At the end of the week count up how many of each type of weather occured. Now is a great time to reflect on your week. What weather did you have the most fun in and why? Was it dancing in the rain or perhaps a lovely walk in the sunshine. Maybe you loved the stormy weather and snuggling up to read a book with your family. Once the weeks weather has been tallied it is time to enter the data into a bar graph.
We kept this part of the exercise super easy and fun. To do this we headed over to Maths Is Fun and clicked on the Data Graphs link. This link will take you to a page where you can input your weather chart data which will create your own bar graph! You can even see the results in different graph types. This graph maker is free to use and was something that Miss 5 found really interesting. Make your own bar graph over at Maths Is Fun.
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