Printable Weather Chart For Kindergarten
Kindergarten Weather Chart Printable
What are Weather Charts?
A weather chart is a map that displays meteorological conditions in a certain area with various symbols. These symbols have meanings. Weather charts have been used since the 19th century to make weather forecasts.
The inventor of the weather chart is Sir Francis Galton. He found the weather chart in the mid-19th century. So, he gathered various information from weather stations in England.
Then, he plotted the data and used the symbols he created by himself. Since 1861, the weather chart has been used and became the world's first weather chart.
What is the Importance of the Weather Chart?
Weather charts are very important because they can be used to find out the circulation and weather situation in certain areas and at certain times. This is because weather conditions often change. In addition, weather charts can also be used to assist the aircraft flight process. Pilots use weather charts to find suitable areas to serve as flight routes. So, a weather chart can help find the best route and time for transportation.
Weather charts can do that because they have some data that helps us to do weather analysis by determining areas of high and low pressure, storms, and rain. In addition, there is also data that can be used to determine wind patterns. There is also climatological and meteorological data modeling. Meanwhile, weather charts can also be used to observe the climate in certain areas by looking at the level of water content and color in the air.
How to Teach the Weather Chart to Children?
Weather charts play an important role in human life. Therefore, you need to teach children about weather charts using daily weather chart. It is the type of weather chart that is easiest for children to understand.
So, we provide a complete explanation about the teaching of weather charts: discover the magic of weather and predictions for kids below.
- First, start by turning a room into a weather station. If it's done at school, the kids can use the classroom as a weather station. But if it's done at home, then use the play area or living room as a weather station.
- After that, give the kids some weather tools. Examples are thermometers, hygrometers, and barometers. Then, teach them how to measure temperature, humidity, and rainfall throughout the room. Once they understand how to use the tool, ask them to take the measurement.
- Don't forget to ask the children to record all the data they get from the results of these measurements. If you want it to be easier, you can teach children to look for weather data from local institutional websites. Then, you only need to teach children how to read the data.
- If all data has been collected, all data must be combined. Ask them to record all this data in the data center log. Then, discuss the findings to make simple predictions related to weather conditions in the surrounding area.
- Ask them a few things like “Have you noticed changes in temperature?”, “What makes the temperature go up and down?”, or “Do you know the characteristics of summer and rainy seasons?” This will encourage children to explore more knowledge about weather and climate.
- After that, teach them about the weather chart. You can use a weather chart template and print it. Explain the data on the weather chart.
- You can also teach children to make simple weather charts from the data.
- Finally, teach children to read the weather so they can understand the purpose of the weather chart and all the symbols on the weather chart.
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How to Read the Weather Chart?
Weather charts are very easy to read. However, first, learn about these things because these are the basis for being able to read a weather chart.
- The concept of precipitation: Precipitation is important data presented on the weather chart. So, you need to understand the basic concept of precipitation. Precipitation is water that falls to the earth such as rain, snow, and rain mixed with snow.
- Air pressure: Another thing to learn is low and high-pressure systems. High air pressure is related to dry weather because the air is very dense. High air pressure makes the weather sunny. Meanwhile, low air pressure is the opposite of high air pressure.
After understanding the two basic things above, you are now ready to read the weather chart.
- First, look for a weather chart. You can use a weather chart in a video or a printed weather chart. However, we recommend that you use a weather chart on a small area first. This is because reading weather charts for locations that are not large will be easier.
- Then, look at the various elements on the weather chart such as locations, patterns, arrows, colors, numbers, and lines. All signs are important to interpret.
- After that, start reading the air pressure. The air pressure is presented in several values on the weather chart. So, the average air pressure is 1013 mb, the high air pressure is 1030 mb, and the low air pressure is 1000 MB.
- Furthermore, you also have to study the symbol of the air pressure to be able to read it. So, check the isobars section. Isobars are an indication that the area has average air pressure. Isobars are very important for determining wind direction and wind speed.
- Learn the various other symbols on the weather chart such as clouds (the circle symbol in the center), temperature (celsius), isotherms, and isotachs.
The results of reading this data can help children determine weather conditions and the next season. They can write all this data on a season chart worksheet. So, weather charts are also a great way to help children develop their understanding of the seasons.
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