Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Weather Station

Now that fall has begun, we have begun our year-long weather study project. Each day, a pair of students go to the media center to check the current temperature, yesterday's high, and this morning's low along with any precipitation that may have fallen the previous day. We discuss the numbers, what they mean, and do some graphing with the data.

Each week I assign a different pair to complete this task. They also step outside the Media Center and take a picture of the East Hill. During the school year the pictures change little-by-little each day, showing the subtle change of the seasons.

We are also on the look out for signs of fall. Our first sign is the date when all (or the vast majority) of the sugar maple leaves have turned. Last year's date was September 30th.

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