Virtual Camp Day 4: What’s the Weather
How often do you pay attention to the weather around you? Today, we’re going to listen to a story about a little cloud, start a weather diary, go cloud-gazing, and make an anemometer. Also, we’re going to find out when the hottest day ever recorded in Saskatchewan was and just how hot it got that day.
As you complete each activity, share your work with other campers and the WDM on this week’s Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing.
Answers to Day 4’s puzzles, quizzes, and activities will be posted at the top of Day 5’s page.
Activity #1: Weather Sayings
Have you ever wondered how people predicted weather before satellites, radar and computers? Many people used short sayings or rhymes to predict the weather based on what they saw or heard happening around them. Learn about and make some guesses about a few of these sayings.
Activity #2: Make Your Own Anemometer
An anemometer is a device that is used to measure wind speed and direction. Did you know Saskatchewan’s highest recorded wind gusts were 142 kilometres / hour in Melfort in 1976? Wowza! In this activity, you’ll make your own anemometer to measure the wind where you are.
Activity #3: My Weather Diary
Keep track of the weather where you are for five days. What do you see and feel? If the wind is blowing, use your Anemometer to measure how hard is it blowing and record it here.
Activity #4: Regina Cyclone + Make a Tornado in a Jar
On June 30, 1912, one of the worst tornados recorded in Canada struck the city of Regina. Learn more about this tornado and how tornados form. Then, try an experiment – make a tornado in a jar!
Activity #5: Weather Quiz
What is snirt? What is the hottest and coldest temperature ever recorded in Saskatchewan? Find out in this activity!