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3rd Grade

Weather and Climate

Climate Time Machine

Energy Skate Park

Wild Weather Adventure

Explore the wild world of weather as you race around the world in your research blimp. Play against your friends or the computer. Make the game as hard or easy as you like. With luck, skill, and strategy, you will be first to travel all the way around the world and win the game.

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Riding the Winds with Kalani

Let’s take a ride with Kalani, the weather balloon, and talk about weather!  Students explore the Sun, seasons, temperature, clouds, and precipitation in this interactive site!


Young Meteorologist Program

PLAN!T NOW’s Young Meteorologist Program takes you on a severe weather preparedness adventure where you’ll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms.

Connect with Weather


Weather and Climate

Want to know whether to take along your umbrella? Consult the weather. But then, what is climate for? We are here to tell you! Students learn from this engaging video and test their knowledge after.

Weather Surprise Fab Lab

Join Sid the Science Kid in this game (Flash required, headphones recommended) to place organisms and conditions in the correct climate! This game would be well suited to use after a lesson on climate, or as an introduction to get students thinking about what climate means.

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  • Scientists record patterns of the weather across different times and areas so that they can make predictions about what kind of weather might happen next. (3-ESS2-1)
  • Climate describes a range of an area’s typical weather conditions and the extent to which those conditions vary over years. (3-ESS2-2)
  • A variety of natural hazards result from natural processes. Humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can take steps to reduce their impacts. (3-ESS3-1)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”


Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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Many of these science resources require Java and Flash. Click below to download.

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