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Red-Weather (Cub Scout Pack - Scouts Australia)

Do any FIVE of the following:

  • 1 Explain how modern weather forecasting is done and list some of the equipment which is used to meteorologists.
  • 2 Make a simple barometer. Use it to measure the atmospheric pressure at the same time each day for 21 days. Record and plot the daily pressure.
  • 3 Using a weather map as an aid explain the meaning of isobar, high and low pressure and wind velocity.
  • 4 Build a weather vane. Record the wind direction daily at the same time each day for 21 days. Keep a record of the weather during this period.
  • 5 Explain 3 ways that people use to make predictions about the weather without using scientific equipment.
  • 6 Keep a sequence of weather satellite pictures that have been reproduced in a newspaper or on the Internet showing the movement of a cyclone or rain depression and discuss these.
  • 7 Draw a picture of a weather beacon and explain how it indicates the state of weather.
  • 8 Research weather records for your area and find out the wettest and driest months and the hottest and coldest temperatures recorded and when they happened.