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Weather to Fly By cover showing an image of a lightening storm.



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8


Earth Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Weather and Climate, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis, Problem Solving, Flight and Aeronautics, Forces and Motion


Weather to Fly By

The focus of the Weather to Fly By activities is on learning basic meteorological concepts about weather elements. They are designed to demonstrate understanding of the general characteristics of the atmosphere and how weather conditions and weather phenomena occur. Weather to Fly By activities are written to assist educators in instilling excitement in learning about meteorology by permitting the learner to take increasing responsibility for his/her learning. The learner is encouraged to build and/or test a variety of weather instruments to better understand the basic factors involved in weather phenomena.

Weather to Fly By (K-8)

Grade Level: K-8

Time Required: 20 minutes for set-up, 30 minutes per activity

National Science Standards Addressed:


  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • Position and motion of objects
  • Objects in the sky
  • Understanding about science and technology
  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
  • Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning and Proof

Topic: Air, Pressure, Gas Laws, Atmosphere, Weather, Volume, Density, Energy

This activity is part of the Museum in a Box Lessons