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Weather 101

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
Earth + Space, Early Childhood

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Where does weather come from? How can we predict it? Young meteorologists learn how to study weather using their senses and homemade forecasting tools. Topics include Earth science, meteorology, forecasting.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



Location Map

Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
K.1E.1 - Gather evidence that the sun warms land, air, and water.
1.1E.1 - Examine characteristics and physical properties of Earth materials.
3.1P.1 - Compare and contrast the properties of states of matter.
4.1P.1 - Describe the properties of forms of energy and how objects vary in the extent to which they absorb, reflect, and conduct energy.

Interaction and Change:
K.2P.1 - Examine the different ways things move.
K.2E.1 - Identify changes in things seen in the sky.
2.2E.2 - Record and summarize daily and seasonal temperature changes.
3.2E.1 - Identify Earth as a planet and describe its seasonal weather patterns of precipitation and temperature.

Scientific Inquiry:
K.3S.1 - Explore questions about living and non-living things and events in the natural world.
K.3S.2 - Make observations about the natural world.
1.3S.1 - Identify and use tools to make careful observations and answer questions about the natural world.
2.3S.1 - Observe, measure, and record properties of objects and substances using simple tools to gather data and extend the senses.

Engineering Design:
K.4D.1 - Create structures using natural or designed materials and simple tools.
1.4D.1 - Identify basic tools used in engineering design.
1.4D.3 - Show how tools are used to complete tasks every day.
2.4D.1 - Use tools to construct a simple designed structure out of common objects and materials.
2.4D.3 - Describe an engineering design that is used to solve a problem or address a need.