Weather Station

3RD GRADE

Project Description

Weather Station focuses on scientific concepts related to earth science. Students will build a weather-monitoring system using an Arduino minicomputer and a variety of sensors. Students will program the sensors using display it on an LED screen. They will learn about factors that affect weather, such as temperature and pressure. Students will learn about how weather data is analyzed and apply this to build weather forecasts.
Two students working on a laptop

Key Concepts

Introduction to Arduino and circuitry; programming of lights, sounds, sensors, and motors; conditionals and sequencing.

Students Take Home

Their very own interactive weather station.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) support for 3rd grade learners:

Performance Expectations Arrangement(s):

3-ESS2: Earth’s Systems

3-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

Performance Expectations

3-ESS2-1: Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2: Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

3-ESS3-1: Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.