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Interpret Data


K, 1st, 2nd


Science, Mathematics


30 minutes

Regional Focus



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Weather Journal and Graphing Activity

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Apr 18, 2024
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In this activity, students observe and record the weather, and then graph their findings.

Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips
  • Various levels have been provided. Choose the version that best meets the needs of your students.
  • Data collection can be done during calendar time, at learning stations, or during Math each day.
  • Consider creating a class version of the data tool and graph to serve as an anchor chart for discussions about weather and data.
Scientist Notes

This task allows students to observe, record, describe, and interpret the local weather. The activity worksheets are properly referenced and organized and have successfully passed our scientific review process.


Primary Standards

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • K-ESS2-1 Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.
  • Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
    • Measurement & Data (K-5)
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.C.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
      • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
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