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Weather

Weather Folklore - The Truth is Out There

September > November

  • January >February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 7 - 10

Exploring a number of folklore sayings, we will discover which ones are based in fact and which ones are fallacy. Weather, as it relates to nature will be investigated as well.

 

Make Your Own Predictions

September > November

  • January > February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 7 - 10

Will it rain tomorrow or what will happen when the temperature drops tonight? Participants will make a number of simple weather measuring instruments and learn about clouds to help predict the weather.

 

Let it Snow!

January > February

Curriculum Connections with grades 1 & 2

Use snow catchers to get a close up look at ice crystals; identify them and discover how they were formed. This program includes looking at the composition of snow, insulating factors, snow profiles and water content experiments. Depending on weather conditions, we may even play with snow snakes!


The River's Rising

September > November

  • January > February
  • May > June

Curriculum Connections with grades 5, 7 & 8


Learn how a Conservation Authority predicts when and where a river will flood. Many factors are involved in these predictions including weather forecasting as well as current conditions and water capacity. Have your class try its hand at forecasting a flood.


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