B1.26 What's in the Forecast

This meeting plan was shared with me by another Guider.

Program Connections:
  • Key to the Living World
    • 6. Weather Watch
    • 7. Seasons Come and Go

6:00 - 6:05 pm

  • Circle songs (attendance/dues)
  • Brownie opening song
  • Brownie Promise

6:05 – 6:10 pm

  • Pictures of each girl (for memory books)
  • Group picture

6:10 – 6:25 pm

  • #6 Why is the weather different in different parts of the world?
  • Seasons change because as the Earth orbits, its hemispheres are titled towards or away from the Sun. It takes Earth 365 days, or one year, to go around the Sun. When the northern hemisphere tilted more toward the Sun, the southern hemisphere is tiled more away from the Sun. During this time, the northern hemisphere experiences summer, while the southern hemisphere experiences winter. The areas near the Equator, the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth that separates the two hemispheres, do not tilt much toward or away from the Sun. This means their weather is more consistent throughout the year. Tropical countries in South America such as Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil, are good examples of areas that do not vary much in temperature during the year.
  • A. Watch a weather report on television or look at the different weather listings in the newspaper or on the internet. How are different types of weather shown?
  • C. Cut out a weather map from the newspaper. Circle your city or community.

6:25 – 6:40 pm

  • B. Imagine you’re a weather reporter describing today’s weather. Act out a weather report.
  • Have you seen a weather reporter on TV? What do you think they do all day at their jobs? What do you think might be fun about having this job? Is there anything that you think might not be a lot of fun?
    • What was the weather like outside when you arrived?
    • Your favourite kind of weather?
    • Favourite season?
    • Describe today’s weather.
    • Compare weather when you left for school and when you returned home
    • Forecast for the rest of the week
    • Describe a stormy day (What kind of storm? What season?)
    • Describe a perfect summer day
    • Forecast tomorrow’s weather

6:40 – 6:45 pm

6:45 – 6:50 pm

  • Weather Drama
    • Throwing snowballs
    • Snow angels
    • Jumping through puddles
    • Twirl like a leaf in the wind
    • Lightening (clap hands)
    • Sunshine
    • Big fluffy white clouds
    • Tornado
    • Catching hailstones
    • Rain storm (hide)

6:50 – 7:10 pm

  • #7 How do different seasons affect everyone’s life?
  • Why do you think seasons change? Where is it hot all year round? Where is it cold all year round? What would be the best things about living where there were only one or two seasons a year? What would you miss the most?
  • A. Make a chart listing the seasons across the top and, under each season, find and glue a picture of two plants that grow during it.
  • *see chart/pictures sheets
  • B. Find pictures of plants that are green year-round. What are they called? How do they stay green?

7:10 – 7:15 pm

7:15 – 7:25 pm

7:25 – 7:30 pm

  • Brownie closing song



  • Toad stool
  • Cell phone
  • Dues bag
  • Brownie binder
  • Clock
  • Badge bag
  • Attendance clipboard
  • Owl
  • Chair signs & pins
  • Meeting plan
  • Dues record
  • Camera
  • Weather maps x 12
  • Microphones x 3
  • Weather song sheets
  • Seasons song sheets
  • 4 seasons signs for game
  • Tape
  • Seasons charts
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Chart pictures
  • Table covers
  • Red crayons