Monday, January 17, 2011

Water cycle and weather

We have been studying the water cycle and weather. We made up a water cycle chant complete with motions. Wish I had been smart enough to take a video for you.
 We made our own rain gauges.
Then we put them in an empty flower bed in our outdoor classroom.
After 2 weeks, we went back out to check our rain gauges. Boy, were they full!
Finally, we practiced using other weather tools like a wind vane
and a  thermometer
 and recorded our findings like a meteorologist!

Mr. Keedy, our awesome science teacher, demonstrated an anemometer
and then the kids got to make their own anemometer: a pinwheel! (OK, maybe that is a stretch because it doesn't measure the wind speed exactly but the kids liked it!)