Who is it for?
- 2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- Your little scientist
There are 32 “What Am I?” and vocabulary cards total that review the following weather vocabulary: water vapor, weather, satellite, atmosphere, rain gauge, tornado, air pressure, wind, anemometer, barometer, rain, hail, cirrus cloud, water cycle, blizzard, humidity, cloud, climate, hurricane, precipitation, stratus cloud, season, temperature, thunderstorm, evaporation, cumulus cloud, sleet, weather vane, thermometer, condensation, fog, and snow.
These cards can be used several different ways, such as in small groups, in partners, individually, as a literary center, or a science center. Students can respond on the provided sheet (to be copied back to back) or on notebook paper and then check their answer with the answer key.
These cards could also be played like the game Concentration, where students read the clue on the “What Am I?” card and look for the matching term on the vocabulary card.
Furthermore, students could play this as a game using the provided game board where students answer questions to move through the board. Simply provide a die and markers such as different colored base ten cubes. When students land on a blank square they draw a “What Am I?” card and determine the vocabulary word that fits the clue. If it is answered correctly, students will get the vocabulary card and it is the next player’s turn. The student who has the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
These task cards provide more detail when printed in color; however, they can be printed in grayscale in order to save on ink. It is recommended that they are printed, cut, and laminated for repeated use.
This activity is a fun way to review weather vocabulary that can be used in various formats to help save time.
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