Year 1

Lesson 2 • Weather symbols

Students explore the symbols used to talk about weather and begin a daily weather chart.

Any day outdoors

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Students will:

  • discuss how symbols are used to communicate information.
  • create symbols that represent weather.
  • explore symbols used in newspaper and television weather information reports.
  • discuss why people want to know about the weather.
  • participate in ongoing observation, recording and discussion of daily weather conditions.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • identify some characteristics of weather.
  • identify symbols used to represent the characteristics of weather.
  • observe and record the characteristics of weather.