Air and Weather Home School Connection

Hello families:

FOSS offers a number of ways to get parents involved in their child's science education during school year 2020-21.

Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021

Download a copy of the Letter to Families—School Year 2020–2021 PDF in English or Spanish.

Everyday Outside Challenge in English or Spanish.

Letter to Parents about the Module

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. This will be very important during School Year 2020-21.

Download a copy of the Air and Weather Letter to Parents about the Module PDF in English or Spanish.

Home/School Connection and Other At-Home Activities for each Investigation

We have developed a Home/School Connection for four investigations in Air and Weather. These require little or no materials from home. Young children will need a parent, grandparent, or a big brother or sister to help read the directions and play along. There are also other At-Home Activities for each investigation for use during COVID-19 school year 2020-21.

  • Investigation 1: Exploring Air
    Home School Connection—Students are asked to look at home for toys that use air in some way to work, or to invent one of their own.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 1 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 1 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 2: Observing the Sky
    Home School Connection—Make a cloud window to observe cloud movement.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 2 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 2 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 3: Wind Explorations
    Home School Connection—Students make whirligigs.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 3 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 3 PDF in English or Spanish.

  • Investigation 4: Looking for Change
    Home School Connection—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.
    Download a copy of the Investigation 4 Home/School Connection PDF in English or Spanish.
    Download Other At-Home Activities for Investigation 4 PDF in English or Spanish.
Math Extensions for Each Investigation

Download Air and Weather Math Extensions PDF in English or Spanish.

Parents can use the Guidance for Using Math Extensions PDF (coming soon) to help with the math extensions at home.