Air and Weather Home School Connection 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 (coming soon).

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: Exploring Air PDF in English or Spanish (coming soon).

  • 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: Observing the Sky PDF in English or Spanish (coming soon).

  • 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: Wind Explorations PDF in English or Spanish (coming soon).

  • 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: Looking for Change PDF in English or Spanish (coming soon).

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.

Information about the Interactive eBooks App

Check with your child’s teacher to see if you can view an electronic version of the FOSS Science Resources book at home. Please be sure to ask your child’s teacher for the FOSSweb class login information.

The FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) html version can be viewed through an appropriate browser after logging in to FOSSweb. In addition, the FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) can be downloaded and viewed through the FOSS eBooks app. Install the FOSS eBooks app and download each FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook onto any devices that you will be using. An Interactive eBook tutorial is available to share with students.

  1. To download the FOSS eBooks app for your device, please click the appropriate link and follow the steps to install.

    Click the appropriate link for your device to download the FOSS eBooks app and follow the steps below to install.


    iOS devices:


    Android devices:

    Get it on Google Play
  2. Once the FOSS eBooks app is downloaded, log into the app using the same username and password provided by the teacher to log in to FOSSweb.

  3. Select which FOSS Science Resources Interactive eBook(s) you want to access through the app and download. Each book will take between 200-400 mB of file space on your device.