• Weather & Climate Unit Guide (Teacher's Manual)

    PDF Version of the Teacher's Manual for this unit.  This contains step-by-step directions for each of the investigations.

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  • The North Wind and the Sun

    Drawings and text for Aesop's "The North Wind and the Sun" fable.  Used in Investigation 1.

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  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary cards, with graphics. 

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  • Weather Chart (Class)

    Tabloid (11" x 17") sized sheet for recording weather for one week.  One sheet should be printed for each week and each location.

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  • Weather Chart (Student)

    Letter sized sheet for recording weather for one week.  This is set to print on letter sized paper. Can be glued/pasted/taped into student notebooks.

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  • Weather Stories

    Photos and stories of severe weather.  To be used in Investigation 5.

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  • Weather Symbols Poster

    A printable sheet with weather symbols.

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  • Using Science Notebooks in K-2

    A chapter describing how to use notebooks in Science at the K-2 grade levels.  Many examples are included.

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  • Science Notebook Entry Types

    Types of entries students make in their journals/notebooks.

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  • Science Notebook Sentence Prompts (Lower Grades)

    Sentence prompts for learners with less developed language skills. Designed to be folded in half and glued/taped to the inside back cover of each student's science notebook.

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  • Science Notebook Sentence Prompts (Middle Grades)

    Sentence prompts for learners with developing language skills. Designed to be folded in half and glued/taped to the inside back cover of each student's science notebook.

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  • Index template pages for Science Notebooks (4 pages)

    Sheets to be cut and pasted in the last 4 pages of the science notebooks. These pages serve to help students create an index for the ideas and topics they have added to their notebooks.  

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  • Index template pages for Science Notebooks (2 pages)

    Sheets to be cut and pasted in the last 2 pages of the science notebooks. They are much smaller and require more careful writing by the students. These pages serve to help students create an index for the ideas and topics they have added to their notebooks.  

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    Washington State Science Learning Standards Resources (NGSS)

  • Preparing Students for Success

    A short piece to help teachers and parents understand the NGSS and why they are significant for our young learners.

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  • Washington State Science Learning Standards - K-2

    Washington State's Science Learning Standards at the K-2 Grade level.

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  • Science and Engineering Practices K-2

    Descriptions of the SEPs at the K-2 grade levels.

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  • Crosscutting Concepts at the K-2 Grades

    Understanding what is expected of K-2 students in developing the Crosscutting Concepts.

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  • Crosscutting Concept Posters

    A nice set of posters describing the Crosscutting Concepts.  Text on the back of each helps the teachers understand the concepts better.

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  • When Scientists Share (Cards)

    Simple cards with sentence prompts on how to make claims, and how to respond to others.

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  • When Scientists Share (Poster)

    Scentence prompts to help students develop scientific talk.

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  • Productive Talk Checklist

    Reference for teachers on how to encourage students for a variety of needs in a variety of scenarios.

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  • Productive Talk Bookmark

    Bookmark with ideas and reminders for teachers on how to help students develop good disucssion strategies.

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