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Weather Games and Simulations

Educational and Fun Games for Weather Fans

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If weather is your hobby or passion, you will find this list of weather games a fun alternative to just browsing for weather articles. The games are appropriate for most any age level.

FEMA Weather Games and Puzzles for Kids

An amazing array of weather games await you at FEMA. While there are other earth science related activities also listed, most of the games are weather related. Examples include the snowman game, the disaster maze, and lightning and thunderstorm quiz materials. While dedicated to a younger audience, there are tons of options for having fun with the weather.

Weather Channel Golf Simulation

A fun simulation that allows users to pick the type of sky conditions they would like for a great game of golf. You can experience the differences in your golf game as you select the wind speeds and sky conditions for getting the perfect hole-in-one!

The Snowflake Maker

This is a wonderful program for the younger student. The activity is brought to you by Explore Learning. While I absolutely love the gizmos available on this site, the service is by subscription. The purpose of the Explore Learning site is to offer modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students. There is a free trial available to try the program.

10 Interactive Weather Word Search Puzzles

Not just one, but 10 complete and interactive weather word search puzzles are available from the Southeast Regional Climate Center. Topics include, tornadoes, weather instruments, climate, air pollution, UV radiation, and more. Easy and fun to complete.

The Scholastic Interactive Weather Maker

Kids will get a kick out of this Flash program where you decide the weather for a day. Variables that can be manipulated include the relative humidity and the temperatures at the equator and poles. The site links into a Weather Watch page which increases student knowledge in the atmospheric sciences by giving lessons on cloud observations, weather forecasting, and the use of weather instruments.

Create a Hurricane

Several hurricane activities are listed here which demonstrate the power of hurricane force winds. In one game, you can create your own hurricane by choosing ocean temperatures and wind speeds. In another game, you can see the winds needed to destroy a home. Finally, you can use the Tropical Cyclone Tracker to see the path of a hurricane.

The Weather Wizards from National Geographic

I love this activity. This weather game puts you in the driver's seat of a storm chase vehicle. As you answer a series of questions about tornadoes, you drive closer and closer to a tornado that has been spotted on the ground. Every correct question brings you 10 miles closer to the tornado!

Weather Flash from Power to Learn

This weather game makes you the forecaster. As you listen to Stan the Weatherman, you have to match the weather map with the forecast he gives. With rules and hints to help along the way, you have to be quick and get six forecasts correct to win. Just read the forecast and drag the correct items over to the weather map.

The Hurricane Name Game from the Southeast Regional Climate Center

Do you know what names are retired for hurricanes? Each of the images in this weather challenge asks you to match the satellite image of a famous and very damaging hurricane to the names. While it can be difficult, there are hints that can be seen in the background when you look at the locations on the US map.

The Wild Weather Adventure from NASA Space Place

One to four players can compete in this fun weather game. The object of the game is to be the first to pilot your Weather Airship from San Francisco, California all the way around the world and back across the USA to Miami, Florida. The game is very simple to play but also technologically advanced. While many games are simple weather crosswords, this game has a full game board, spinner, and great weather and geography questions to challenge most any age level. One of the best weather games out there!

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