Everything in nature that we can’t control, from hurricanes to earthquakes, from tsunamis to sinkholes, are all dictated by the weather. It’s not just a good idea, it’s crucial to development to teach about weather, and here are the top five reasons why:
- If Affects Everything
Have you ever just walked around, looked at something, and thought, “Why is it that way?” Most of nature is explained by weather conditions and patterns. Teaching weather is teaching all about life, why things happen, and allows children to better understand their environment and figure it out for themselves.
- Knowing Limits
Meteorological information in recent years has given us insight into what precautions to take when it comes to adverse weather, disasters, and more. Every time there’s a massive fire or a hurricane, Americans die because they don’t listen, and don’t understand what weather is capable of. One just can’t challenge whether or take chances with it. If you are not giving importance to the weather conditions then you are surely going to suffer some way or the other. So, it’s important to keep yourself calm and take weather seriously.
- Opens Doors
The world needs meteorologists, so shouldn’t we be including a weather curriculum to peek children’s interest? You can’t know how much you love something until it’s presenting in front of you. If your child wants to follow anything related to weather, you’re fostering that inspiration. You should encourage your children to learn about weather and weather conditions so that they should be aware of nature and weather and what it is all about. No doubt it is a vast topic that one can’t learn or understand in a day or two but they will surely find it interesting learning about the weather as this topic is full of joy and energy.
- Builds on Other Subjects
Weather is the science of the Earth, so it builds on general science skills and principles that your children need to develop in order to be successful in life. (Tip: Visit some outdoor weather stations if you have the opportunity; it will expand their mind and yours.) Learning about weather could be a hard task in the past but not today. Today with the help of internet you can learn about anything and everything within no time.
- Fun Science Projects
One of the most difficult parts of learning is making it stick. Things that are boring just don’t leave the same impression. Weather science is fun, and you can do a lot of entertaining experiments with your students. Learning about weather can be fascinating and enjoyable.
It’s not just a recommendation—for these reasons, and many more, you should implement weather into your curriculum starting right now.