Weather in my world

Clouds, temperature changes, wind and rain; explore how the weather and temperature influences our daily decisions, culminating in a weather report at the end of the unit.

Weather in my world addresses the AC Science Understanding ACSSU004 Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life, in the context of observing, recording, investigating, and reporting on the local weather.

Explore our new sequences for Foundation aligned to AC V9

Weather in my world provides students with hands-on opportunities to:

  • identify distinctive characteristics of the weather
  • develop understanding about the air, sun and wind
  • increase knowledge of how the characteristics of weather affect their daily lives

Students apply their new learning by:

  • recording and reporting on a weather investigation

Linking science with literacy

In the Primary Connections approach, students are supported to create representations that draw on and strengthen their literacy development. In Weather in my world, students represent and explain their understanding about how daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life, by creating these representations:

  • Drawing
  • Data table
  • Factual recount
  • Factual text
  • Word wall

This is a classic Primary Connections sequence aligned with the Australian Curriculum V8.4. It is only available as a downloadable package.

The Weather in my world sequence package includes all the resources you need to teach this sequence, including:

  • The Weather in my world unit PDF
  • Equipment list
  • Australian Curriculum v8.4 alignment
  • Student eResource sheets
  • Assessment resources:
    • Assessment rubrics
    • Work samples
    • Student self-assessment
    • Achievement standard class checklist

Teacher tools

Our new all-online sequence Any day outdoors shares a curriculum content descriptor with this sequence. Any day outdoors is aligned to the Australian Curriculum V9 and contains embedded professional learning and supplementary teacher advice.

Year 1

Any day outdoors

Students identify daily and seasonal changes and describe ways these changes affect their everyday life. They explore this concept through the context of planning for a picnic or an open-air school-related event.