Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Temperature topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Weather Study
Have the whole class conduct a weather study throughout the academic year. You can have different students measure the temperature each day, around the same time, and record other observations, such as weather conditions or amount of precipitation. You may want to keep a class notebook or official record and make sure all students take turns in making weather observations. At the end of the year, you can create a line graph together and map out the daily temperature to see how it changed throughout the seasons. You may wish to partner with a school in another city, state, or country, and create an online space to exchange the ongoing results of the weather study for comparison.

Temperature Challenge

Divide students into small groups and give each group a thermometer and a cup of warm water. Have children measure the water’s temperature. Then challenge them to get the water to room temperature, about 70°F or 21°C. They may want to add cold water, drop in an ice cube, or even blow air on the water to cool it down. If they make it too cold, how will they warm the water up? You may wish to time the groups for added friendly competition. The first group to cool down their water to the temperature can select another temperature and have the whole class try the experiment again.