Weather Reporter, a second-grade Earth and space science unit, provides students with opportunities in a scenario-based approach to observe, measure, and analyze weather phenomena. The overarching concept of change reinforces students' decisions as they learn about the changes in the Earth's weather and observe, measure, and forecast the weather.

Weather Reporter was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary to offer advanced curriculum supported by years of research. The Center's materials have received national recognition from the United States Department of Education and the National Association for Gifted Children, and they are widely used both nationally and internationally.

Each of the books in this series offers curriculum that focuses on advanced content and higher level processes. The science units contain simulations of real-world problems, and students experience the work of real science by using data-handling skills, analyzing information, and evaluating results. The mathematics units provide sophisticated ideas and concepts, challenging extensions, higher order thinking skills, and opportunities for student exploration based on interest. These materials are a must for any teacher seeking to challenge and engage learners and increase achievement.

Grade 2

part I|16 pages

Unit Overview

chapter |7 pages

Introduction to the Clarion Units

chapter |3 pages

Teacher's Guide to Content

chapter |1 pages

Unit Glossary

chapter |3 pages

Teaching Resources

part II|117 pages

Lesson Plans

chapter |6 pages

Overview of Lessons

chapter |4 pages

Preteaching Lesson: Science Safety

chapter |12 pages


chapter Lesson 1|6 pages

What Is a Scientist?

chapter Lesson 2|5 pages

Become a Meteorologist!

chapter Lesson 3|6 pages

What's the Weather?

chapter Lesson 4|5 pages

Weather—It's All About Change!

chapter Lesson 5|7 pages

What Scientists Do—Observe, Question, Learn More

chapter Lesson 7|6 pages

Weather Mania

chapter Lesson 8|5 pages

Measuring Weather: Temperature and Precipitation

chapter Lesson 9|5 pages


chapter Lesson 10|4 pages

Measuring the Weather: Air Pressure, Part I

chapter Lesson 11|8 pages

Measuring the Weather: Air Pressure, Part II

chapter Lesson 12|4 pages

Measuring the Weather: Wind

chapter Lesson 13|8 pages

Preparing the Weather Report

chapter Lesson 14|4 pages

Extreme Weather: Droughts!

chapter Lesson 15|6 pages

Extreme Weather: Tornadoes!

chapter Lesson 16|3 pages

So You Think You Can Forecast?

chapter Lesson 17|3 pages

Wrap It Up!