By observing the changes in weather, children begin to understand the seasons.
Children learn to make predictions by recognizing patterns in sunlight, wind, precipitation, and temperature. Weather patterns also cause changes in plant and animal behavior. Observing and talking about these changes helps your student develop language to describe and explain natural occurrences.
Kindergarten Science Standard for Investigating Weather and the Seasons
The South Carolina Oversight Committee and South Carolina Department of Education created a Family Friendly guide to explain the SC Standards.
Know that weather is a combination of sunlight, wind, precipitation, and temperature in a given region at given time
Compare daily and seasonal weather patterns
Analyze and interpret local weather data
Describe weather patterns and use graphs and weather symbols
Develop and use models to predict seasonal weather patterns and changes
Communicate how the seasons affect plants and animals
Activites & Multimedia
Looking for hands-on activities and experiences? We’ve got you covered. Check out these fun and enriching activities from Buggy and Buddy for weather and seasons. Creation and exploration promote independent learning and provide an opportunity to “soak in” knowledge.
Watch this video together from BrainPopJr. to learn how weather causes the seasons to change. BrainPopJr. has additional resources including more educational videos, games and activities.
Do you want to explore other kindergarten SC Standards?
The titles below will help you and your child discuss concepts surrounding weather and the seasons. Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.