Teaching little learners about weather is one of my favorite science units. We experience and see weather everyday and there are so many great hands-on and simple experiments that can enhance a weather unit. Providing learners with a variety of weather books is essential to help them explore all the science behind the weather we see and even the weather we don’t see.
Having a variety of books is so important for a weather unit. From everyday weather to clouds and severe weather to meteorology, learners need to have books that expose them to different weather elements.
Here are some of my favorite weather books…
What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt is a great book for older learners as they explore how the weather is always changing.
What Is Severe Weather? by Jennifer Boothroyd is a great book to introduce different types of severe weather.
Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn M. Branley is a fun book that puts the water cycle in terms little learners can understand.
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Cousins is an interactive book that explores different types of weather. It may seem like a books for toddlers only, but all little learners will love to open the window and explore the weather Maisy sees.
Temperature: Heating Up and Cooling Down by Darlene R. Stille is the perfect book to learn about temperature and explore thermometers.
Feel the Wind by Arthur Dorros allows you to explore the wind in detail with your little learners.
Weather Words and What They Mean by Gail Gibbons is another wonderful Gibbons book that teaches learners different weather and their vocabulary.
Freddy the Frogcaster by Janice Dean is an adorable fictional story that explores weather forecasting and meteorology with little learners.
Weather Forecasting by Gail Gibbons is yet another great science book from Gibbons that explains weather forecasting in more detail for learners.
Clouds by Anne Rockwell is a perfect book to show how clouds can help determine what the weather will be.
The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola explore clouds with little learners and explains different types of clouds in great detail.
Teaching a weather unit is fun for littles ones as much as it is for adults. Grab some books and this interactive weather lapbook and explore all the amazing weather elements in our world.