Air and Weather Home/School Connection

Hello teachers, students, and families:

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education:

Home/School Connections for School Closures:

Home/School Connections PDF

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education:

  • Download a copy of the Air and Weather Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
  • Download a copy of the Air and Weather Math Extensions PDF in English and Spanish.

Inside the PDF you'll find:

  • Letter to Parents

    Each FOSS module includes a letter to parents to tell you what your child will be doing in the investigations at school and to share ways that you can develop your child's scientific interests at home.

  • Home/School Connections

    There are many ways to extend your child's science experiences at home and to have fun together. We have developed a Home/School Connection for four investigations in the Air and Weather Module. These require little or no materials from home.

    Investigation 1: Exploring Air—Students are asked to look at home for toys that use air in some way to work, or to invent one of their own.

    Investigation 2: Observing Weather—Make a cloud window to observe cloud movement.

    Investigation 3: Wind Explorations—Students make whirligigs.

    Investigation 4: Looking for Change—Students are asked to finish the story about Harry (who was always wearing the wrong clothes for the weather conditions) by designing and drawing a picture of Harry's all-weather wardrobe.