Sky Watchers' Guide: chapter 8

Activities

Activity Number 1 - An Experiment
Purpose - To see the effect of the earth's tilt

Activity Number 2 - An Experiment
Purpose - To show that air has weight

Activity Number 3 - Building A Weather Instrument
Purpose - This project explains how to make a barometer to show changes in air pressure

Activity Number 4 - An Experiment
Purpose - To show that air exerts pressure

Activity Number 5 - Building A Weather Instrument
Purpose - An anemometer measures the speed of the wind. You can make one easily with a ping pong ball and the protractor from your math set

Activity Number 6 - Building A Weather Instrument
Purpose - To make a wind streamer for use as a wind vane to discover from which direction the wind is blowing

Activity Number 7 - An Experiment
Purpose - To show that the rate at which the sun's energy is absorbed is affected by the colour of a material

Activity Number 8 - Building A Weather Instrument
Following the instructions, your students can build their own thermometer. They can then compare its performance against the Sky Watchers thermometer.

Activity Number 9 - An Experiment
Purpose - To show that water vapour enters the air through evaporation and transpiration

Activity Number 10 - An Experiment
Purpose - To make your own rainbow

Activity Number 11 - Building A Weather Instrument
This is a simple rain gauge that students can make on their own

Activity Number 12 - An Experiment
Purpose - To observe and compare different sizes of raindrops

Activity Number 13 - An Experiment
Purpose - To observe a tornado

Activity Number 14 - Graphing
Goal: To plot a graph

Activity Number 15 - Mapping
Goal: to locate and name major geographic features, bodies of water and communities in your region

Activity Number 16 - Mapping
Goal: To locate the capital of Canada, the 10 provinces and 3 territories and their capital cities on a map and label the 3 oceans, the Great Lakes, and Hudson and James Bays

Activity Number 17 - Mapping
Goal: To show how the climate varies across a country with the size and geography of Canada

Activity Number 18 - Design A Board Game

Activity Number 19 - An Experiment
To demonstrate the effect of UV on newspaper

Activity Number 20 - Today's UV
Purpose - To increase understanding of daily variation in UV

Purpose - To show the importance of reducing direct UV exposure, and to illustrate the degree of protection provided by various sources of shade

Activity Number 22 - UV And Clothing
Purpose - To demonstrate the effectiveness of a variety of fabrics on reducing UV

Activity Number 23 - UV And Sunglasses
Purpose - To show that some sunglasses block a high percentage of UV radiation

Supplement Activity Number 1 - A Demonstration
Purpose - To illustrate the difference between visible and invisible air pollution.

Supplement Activity Number 2 - A Graphing Exercise
Purpose - To allow students to measure the ground-level ozone in their area, and to examine the trend over a specific length of time.

Supplement Activity Number 2 - A Graphing Exercise (Optional)
Purpose - To allow students to measure the ground-level ozone in their area, and to examine the trend over a specific length of time.

Supplement Activity Number 3 - The Clean Air Game
Purpose - To familiarize students with air pollution vocabulary and concepts

Supplement Activity Number 4 - Breathing Troubles
Purpose - To simulate the breathing troubles of children with asthma and other breathing problems

Supplement Activity Number 5 - The Rubber Band Test
Purpose - To demonstrate the effect air pollution can have on rubber

Supplement Activity Number 6 - Smog Prediction
Purpose - To allow students to apply what they have learned to predicting smog levels in their area.