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Easy Science Projects for Kids


Read a Weather Map

Read a weather map, and take part in an easy science project that provides an excellent opportunity for learning. Kids will be able to tell more than just temperatures after learning how to read a weather map.

What You'll Need:

  • A newspaper weather map

How to Read a Weather Map:

Take time to learn how to read the weather map in your local newspaper.

Check the key to learn what all the different symbols and colors mean. You might see numbers that stand for high and low temperatures, lines that show warm and cold fronts, and symbols that point out where it may rain or snow.

These symbols are used by meteorologists (weather experts) all over the world. Read the weather map every day for at least a week. What weather patterns do you see?

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