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Weather for kids

Learn about weatherGrab an umbrella and step into the wild world of weather for kids with our cool range of experiments, online games, science fair projects, fun quizzes, interesting facts, amazing videos and more!

Learn about clouds, rain, wind, snow and all kinds of interesting weather topics. As well as activities for children, there are also plenty of lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, ideas for parents and a whole host of free teaching resources for anyone interested in the science subject of weather.

 
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Weather experiments for kids

Enjoy our fun weather related experiments for kids. Make snowflakes and rainbows, learn the different characteristics of warm and cold air, experiment with heat absorption and more.

Light and heat experiment

Light and Heat

Experiment with different colored surfaces to see which absorb more light and heat from the sun.

Snowflake experiment

Make a Snowflake

Learn how crystals are formed by making your own crystal snowflake from some basic household items.

Heat absorbtion experiment

Warm and Cold Air

What happens to air as the temperature rises? Experiment with a balloon and hot water to find the answer.

Rainbow experiment

Make a Rainbow

Rainbows are often associated with weather but why do they appear? Make your own and find out!


Weather videos for kids

Check out these incredible weather videos. Learn how clouds form, watch huge waves and sea swells rocking ships, be amazed by freak sand and hail storms, enjoy spectacular lightning strikes and more.

Hail storm video

Hail Storm

Watch how destructive a powerful hail storm can be.

Tornado video

Tornadoes

Watch footage of some of the biggest tornadoes ever caught on camera.

Cloud basics video

Clouds

Learn the basics of what clouds are and how they form in the sky.


Weather games for kids

Have fun learning about science with these cool games that involve important weather related processes and concepts. These interactive activities that will help teach you about heat transfer, ways to keep warm and the differences between ice, liquid water and steam.

Keeping warm game

Keeping Warm

Winter can be cold so let's learn about heat transfer by testing the properties of different materials with this fun game. Understand what materials make good insulators and how this is important if you're trying to keep your house or body warm.

Solids, liquids and gases game

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Why does water change between being a liquid, solid and a gas and how is this related to rain, snow and clouds? Learn about solids, liquids and gases and the processes that change liquid water to ice and steam with this interactive game.


Free weather images, pictures and photos for kids

Take a look at our awesome range of free weather pictures, photos and diagrams.

Find interesting images of clouds, storms, rainbows, snow, hail, fog and more.


Clouds
Hail stones
Double rainbow
Sunshine
Weather vane
Valley mist
Weather facts for kids

Check out these fun weather facts for kids and learn more about clouds, hurricanes, lightning, rain, snow, temperature, thunder, tornadoes, wind, the water cycle, storms, climate, atmospheric conditions and more.

Weather facts

Weather Facts

Enjoy some amazing weather facts that include a range of weather records, surprising facts, interesting trivia and much more.

Temperature facts

Temperature Facts

Take a look at these incredible temperature facts. Is global warming playing a role in these extreme temperatures?

Rain facts

Rain Facts

Not everyone likes the rain but it's an important process that is very important to life here on Earth. Check out our interesting rain facts to learn more.

Tornado facts

Tornado Facts

Tornadoes are a powerful example of weather at the extreme. Learn all about them with our fun facts and trivia.


Weather quizzes for kids

How much do you know about the weather? Luckily you don't have to a meteorologist to enjoy our weather based quizzes.

Take the challenge and test your knowledge of clouds, rain, storms, hail, lightning, temperature, pressure systems, isobars and more.

Weather quiz

Weather Quiz

From water droplets to tornadoes, you'll find it all in our weather quiz.

Water quiz

Water Quiz

Answer as many of our interesting water questions as you can.

Weather word scramble

Weather Word Scramble

Can you unscramble all of the weather related words?


Weather science fair projects for kids

Get some great ideas for a range of fun weather based science fair projects. Follow our examples or use your weather and meteorology knowledge to come up with interesting ideas of your own. Follow the weather in your city using the measurement and forecasting tools you create and try making your own weather predictions.

Rain gauge project

Rain Gauge

Designing your own rain gauge will help you accurately measure the amount of rain that falls during both light and heavy showers.

Wind speed challenge

Wind Speed

Create a wind speed box or anemometer that will help you measure how fast the wind is moving. Record your results and follow the weather in your area.

Make a barometer

Barometer

Measure air pressure by making your own barometer. Learn how high and low air pressure effects weather conditions.

Wind direction project, make a wind vane

Wind Vane

Make a wind vane that will help you determine the direction of the wind and improve your weather forecasting abilities.

Weather lesson plans and worksheets

Enjoy a range of weather lesson plans, teaching resources, classroom ideas and fun worksheets. Find information and activities for topics such as ice, moisture in homes, bubbles and more.

Moisture lesson plan

Moisture

What is moisture and how does it cause problems in your home?

Colder than ice lesson plan

Colder than Ice

Salt is added to icy roads on cold mornings, what effect does it have?

Bubbles lesson plan

Bubbles

Find out how bubbles work and then have fun making your own.

Weather word search

Weather Word Search

Find weather related words with this printable weather word search for kids.

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