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Take The Early Learning Standards Outdoors
With The Adventurous Child Weather Station Learning Center

Preschool Weather Station


90” L × 42” W × 72” H

Weather Station Learning Center Pricing:

$2,595.00 (plus shipping)

Floor Add-On Pricing:

$995.00 (plus shipping)

Weather Station Learning Center

There is no better place to understand and fully experience weather with all the senses than the great outdoors, making our Weather Station the perfect addition to your natural playground! Preschool weather activities are important to propel early childhood learning, and this outdoor preschool playground equipment provides the perfect opportunity for exploration and discovery.

The Weather Station Learning Center includes the Weekly Weather Panel, Thermometer, Barometer, Weather Vane, and Rain Gauge.

The Weekly Weather Panel provides a documentation board for recording or drawing the daily weather. Since weather is never static, there are two slots for each day. The young scientists can use markers to document their findings. (Please note, use only markers that are designed to come off with water.)

Children will enjoy measuring the air temperature, whether they read the numbers or simply observe the change on the Thermometer gauge.

The Barometer predicts a change in weather by measuring variations in atmospheric pressure and the gauge indicates rain, change or fair. The Barometer normally indicates changes in weather 12 to 24 hours in advance. Young meteorologists will love predicting tomorrow’s forecast through these fun preschool weather activities.

The Weather Vane at the top of this outdoor weather station for preschoolers indicates wind direction and provides a basis for observing and discussing north, south, west, east, sunrise, sunset, etc.

The Rain Gauge collects and measures the amount of rain fall. Children who can’t read numbers can still understand the measurements of more and less.

The Optional Floor Add-On provides a play and work surface for examining tiny creatures with a magnifying glass, charting weather data or performing the daily weather report.

Please Note:

  • Assembly required - easy assembly instructions provided.
  • Concrete in ground - easy install instructions provided.

If you like this product, then you may also like the Woodworking Learning Center, and Color Wheel

Discover what the children are learning when they use the Weather Station Learning Center.

Click on a tab below to read about Early Learning Standards by subject.

Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Concepts About Print
  • Identify five common signs or symbols.
Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Phonological Awareness
  • Generate sounds from letters.
Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Decoding and Word Recognition
  • Match the same letter in different styles (e.g., signs, books, newspaper).
Reading: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development – Vocabulary and Concept Development
  • Use new vocabulary learned from experiences.
Reading: Literary Response and Analysis – Emergent Literacy with Appropriate Books and Stories
  • Recognize print in media other than a book.
Writing: Writing Process – Organization and Focus
  • Draw pictures and scribble to generate and express ideas.
  • Associate writing with words.
  • Write using pictures, letters, and words.
  • Use writing or symbols to share an idea with someone.
Writing: Writing Conventions – Handwriting and Spelling
  • Use correct grasp of writing tool.
Listening and Speaking: Listening and Speaking Skills, Strategies, and Applications - Comprehension
  • Follow one-step spoken directions without prompts.
Number Sense: Number Relationships
  • Identify first and last.
  • Draw pictures or symbols to represent a spoken number.
Computation: Counting, Sorting, Classifying, and Comparing Objects
  • Represent object/activity by drawing or selecting picture.
Geometry: Recognizing Common Geometric Shapes and Using Directional Words
  • Use “in” and “out” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use “on” and “off” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Use the words “here” or “there” to indicate where things are in space.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “here” or “there.”
  • Follow instructions to place an object “beside” or “next to” something.
  • Follow instructions to place an object “between” two things.
Measurement: Time and Measurement Relationships
  • Use common measuring tools in correct context.
  • Identify when something is hot and cold.
  • Communicate feelings of hot and cold.
  • Relate time to events.
  • Tell what comes before and after.
Problem Solving: Ability to Reason, Predict, and Problem Solve Through Exploration
  • Make simple cause/effect predictions.
  • Identify parts on an object.
  • Imitate the use of an adult tool in play.
  • See a simple task through to completion.
The Nature of Science and Technology – Scientific Inquiry and Process
  • Choose an area with science materials as a place to work.
  • Make selections from the science objects and materials available.
  • Use the five senses (touching, smelling, seeing, hearing, tasting) to investigate the environment and to gather information.
  • Use a variety of “scientific tools” (e.g., balance scales, magnifying glasses, measuring cups, food coloring) to investigate the environment and to gather information.
  • Use age appropriate scientific equipment (e.g., magnifying glasses, thermometer, scales) when participating in scientific experiences.
  • Engage in a scientific experiment with a peer or with small groups of children using sharing/ turn taking skills.
  • Ask and answer questions about his world.
Environments – The Physical Setting
  • Participate in activities using materials with a variety of properties (e.g., color, shape, size, name, type of material).
  • Investigate and talk about the characteristics of matter (e.g., liquids and solids, smooth and rough, bend-not bend).
  • Investigate the physical surroundings by digging in dirt, collecting and classifying rocks, recognizing changes in weather.
  • Gain a natural sense of the forces of nature by experiencing wind blowing, temperature changes, changing seasons of the year, or things falling.
  • Describe differences and similarities in various physical environments.
  • Ask questions and/or make comments about the sun, stars, planets, and clouds.
  • Describe how the physical environment affects the living environment and vice versa.
Communication – Sharing Observations and Discoveries
  • Use vocabulary that indicates understanding of scientific principles (e.g., sink, float, melt, solid, liquid).
  • Identify attributes or characteristics for comparison (e.g., color, size, gender, shape).
  • Classify objects by an attribute (characteristic) and share their thinking with another.
  • Participate in discussions related to their findings.
  • Use charts, drawings, and/or graphs to share their findings with others.
  • Dictate statements / draw pictures to share findings.
History – Chronological Thinking and Historical Knowledge
  • Verbalize the days of the week and the names of the months.
Civics and Government – Foundations and Functions of Government and Its Citizens
  • Follow simple directions.
  • Make choices after considering alternatives.
Geography – Physical Systems
  • Determine what type of clothing to wear based on the weather.
  • Identify seasons by temperature or other characteristics (e.g., snow, leaves changing).
  • Draw pictures representing the seasonal changes.
Geography – Environment and Safety
  • Help clean up after doing an activity.
Economics – Economics
  • Role play different types of occupations.
Individuals, Society, and Culture – Cultural Diversity
  • Use interpersonal skills of sharing and taking turns in interactions with others.
Application of Movement Concepts and Principles to the Learning and Development of Motor Skills
  • Identify and use a variety of spatial relationships with objects (e.g., the child will move self and/or object over, under, beside, and through as directed by an adult).
Enjoyment of Motor and Sensory Experiences: Exhibiting Self-Confidence
  • Participate in a variety of gross/fine motor and sensory activities.
  • Attempt novel gross/fine motor and sensory activities.

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