Friday, November 26, 2010

Outdoor Hour Challenge #8- Seasonal Weather Autumn Observations

The challenge was to spend some time outside observing the weather and compare it to a different type of weather day sunny vs rainy, etc. We sat inside on a snowy morning and observed our weather! But it did inspire us to think again about our weather station. It's sort of a random set of materials we use including an indoor display, a rain gauge, an anemometer, and we use the next door neighbor's flag to record the wind direction!

Some of our kids love drawing with their notebook pages.

J5 said he LOVED drawing the backyard!

Once hung downstairs, we brought up our weather station pocket chart to the dining room so we can fill in some cards at breakfast. At first the kids wanted to measure the weather three times a day. That fell away...but I think we can do once a day regularly.

Another fun nature study for sure! We did this one the same day as the Queen Anne challenge so we basically concentrated on our fall weather and comparing the different types of days we've had this fall. This was just last week and we've had several snowfalls and some warm Indian summer days as well. Which led into a great discussion about what our average fall temperature has been this season.

5 comments:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Snow! Lots to compare when you have severe weather like that...our outdoor thermometer broke recently and I really need to get a new one for our "weather station". I loved seeing the journals...great sketches.

Thanks for sharing your link with the OHC.

Gail in NY said...

How do you download the notebook pages? I followed the link but didn't see any pages like yours. Do you buy them in the e-book? Love the pages you did!

Heather said...

Yes Gail! We bought them in the ebook. It is a great book- well worth the price!

Heather

Rachel said...

What ebook is this one, specifically? I like the layout of this, or at least I think I do seeing it on your blog.

Heather said...

http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/autumn-2010-ebooks-now-available.html

It's this one Rachel!