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Weather Journal

Make a Weather Journal with your kids and teach them to document weather trends. Keeping a weather journal can teach them about weather patterns and help them forecast the weather conditions to come.

How to Make a Weather Journal

What You'll Need:

  • Notebook
  • Pencil or Pen

Step One: Get an ordinary spiral notebook at your grocery or department store. Check the weather outside, watch the forecast on television, and make a few notes each day.

Step Two: Now go outside, watch the weather, and add your own personal notes to those mentioned on TV.

Step Three: See if you can guess what the weather will be like the next day and write down your prediction. (Be sure to mention in the next day's entry if your prediction was right!)

Step Four: Before you know it, you'll begin to recognize weather trends. You'll be a junior weather forecaster, even if you never get to make your predictions on TV.

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