Sunday, 29 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
My favourite bit was:
- Looking at the model of the satellite and touching the weather balloon (Tahu and Max)
- Watching how the satellite gets up in space (Freya)
- Learning about how the clouds come and the different types of clouds (Miracle)
- Learning about the flat cloud (Gordon)
- Seeing the cumulus clouds and learning the new words for clouds (Lucy)
- Talking about all the different types of weather (Jemma)
What I learned:
- There is an H for High and a L for Low. If it is a high the weather is sunny. If it is a low the weather is rainy and cloudy (Richard, Tahu and Ella)
Thank you Sarah! You were awesome and you taught us a lot!!
Sunday, 22 May 2016
We had a visitor at school today. Her name is Sarah and she is a meteorologist. She came and taught us all sorts of stuff about the weather and what a meteorologist does.
Why do we want to know about the weather?
- Planes and ships need to know so they know where it is safe
- Farmers need to know so they can look after their animals and crops
- Mums and dads need to know so they can get the washing dry
- Schools need to know so they can plan and change things like cross country
Meteorologists look at lots of observations and make predictions about what the weather might do.
The observations come from ships, airplanes, satellites, weather balloons, webcams and radar.
This is a weather balloon. It is made of very thick rubber and a measuring instrument is hung off the bottom. It takes photos and sends information back to the meteorologists.
They can be photos and video and graphs.
Meteorologists need to know what is going on up there in the atmosphere.
After looking at all the observations, meteorologists tell the lady or man on the T.V. what to say about the weather.
Anemometer - if the wind is moving slowly then the anemometer turns slowly
How do we measure sunshine?
How do we measure temperature?
We use a thermometer. When the liquid is high up the thermometer it is hot, and when it is down low it is cold.
There are lots of different types of clouds. Check out the poster in class to see all the different types and their names.
|Fluffy clouds are called cumulus|
|Flat clouds are called stratus and they often sit on the hills|
Cumulonimbus - really big clouds.
They stretch from quite low down
to very high up
When there is a mix of fluffy and flat they are called stratocumulus.
But there are lots of other types of clouds… Alto
is in the middle.
Stuff that falls out of clouds
Rain, snow, and hail
Visibility - this is how far you can see. When it is very rainy you cannot see very far.
Warm Front When there is a warm front, it means warm air
is coming - it is going to get warmer.
There are lots of fluffy clouds.
Cold Front When there is a cold front, it means cold air is
Very convective - lots of wind and rain cloud.
On the weather map a cold front has blue triangles.
There is a big sharp line of where the weather is coming from.
High This is shown by an H on the map
Low This is shown by an L on the map
The weather is likely to be rainy and cloudy
|Can you read this weather map?|
Sunday, 15 May 2016
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
What is Weather?
Why should we learn about the weather?
- So we know when it is cold or hot (James)
- So we know what to wear (Amy)
- So you can read the weather map (Reagan)
- So you can help other people be smart and wear the right clothes (Leila)
- So we can be safe - if there is a storm you can stay at home and take care (Ella)
- So we know if we need to wear sunblock or a hat if it is sunny (Miracle)
What do we know about the weather?
What I Know
What I Want to Know
What I Learned
What makes it snow?
What causes weather?
What causes seasons?
What causes storms?
How does rain turn into hail?
Why doesn’t it snow in New Zealand?
The weather is what it is outside… is it rainy? Windy?
What makes the weather? (sun - heat, moisture, wind, air pressure)
First we thought about what we already knew and then had a think about some questions about the weather we might have. We had a look at all these clips and then had a think about what we had learned..