Weather Around the World

Suggested Grades



Students will learn a few key weather terminology and a variety of climates through examining and recording weather characteristics in a variety of communities around the world.


  • weather internet sites
  • graph paper
  • markers


  • Have each student pick a city that they would like to do their weather project on.
  • Explain to students the following weather terms:
    • Humidity– a measure of the water vapor content of the air, also known as relative humidity.
    • Temperature– the degree of hotness or coldness measured bu a thermometer.
    • Pressure– the force of the atmosphere, also known as barometric pressure and is measured in kilopascals.
    • Visibility– the distance one can see horizontally.
  • Every day (best to do it at the same time of day)students check the newspaper or the internet and record their city’s weather, looking specifically for the terms listed above.
  • After two weeks of recording, have students graph their results for each weather term.
  • Compare them with others in the class. What are some reasons for differences?
  • Variation: Pick only a few cities to examine and graph the results on big class graphs (one for each term that you would like to be covered). Pick a different colour for each city and then compare them with each other.