What a wonderful snowy start to 2011. We've been out sledding, following tracks and discovering which snow is the best snowman snow♥
I thought this year as an ongoing and creative experiment, we'd track precipitation in 2011.
In the summer we will be collecting precipitation for quantitative measurements for our data recording sheets.
For January we are starting a weather tree. I like Se7en's Weather Tree at
I did make modifications to ours naming the rain portion as precipitation. We have many kinds of precipitation here in Canada taking the forms of rain, snow, hail etc. and the label should encompass all these forms of precipitation.
It's also important to be teaching terminology when you are recording data and let them record the data and make predictions based on the weather forecast and their prior experience.
I am very fond of DLTK's water cycle education format and these printables are worth the venture to the site... http://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html.