Lesson Plan

Five Senses Weather

This science and writing inspired lesson combines the five senses with weather predictions! Kindergarten students will love practicing their observation skills as they imagine tomorrow’s weather.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will use their five senses to observe and make predictions of the weather and weather patterns.


(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together and ask them to think about their senses.
  • Say, “What are the five senses?” Allow for a few minutes of pair-share time and then have students share out the five senses. As students share (smell, sight, touch, taste, hear) record them on the whiteboard or chart paper.
  • Remind or review the senses by saying something like, “We use our senses to learn about the world around us. When we pay careful attention, or observe the world by listening, looking, hearing, smelling, and tasting, we are able to learn new things.”
  • Ask students to think about different kinds of weather. Write a list of the different kinds of weather that the students come up with (e.g., sunny, cloudy, rain, snow, fog, etc.).