Bear Elective 2 - Weather

Everybody wants to know what the weather is and what it will be tomorrow. Will it rain out my team’s baseball game? Do I need a jacket? Those are questions you have probably asked. In this elective, you will learn how weather forecasts are made, how to measure rainfall and snowfall, and how to figure wind directions.

Bear Elective 2 Requirements

  1. Learn how to read an outdoor thermometer. Put one outdoors and read it at the same time every day for two weeks. Keep a record of each day’s temperature and a description of the weather each day (fair skies, rain, fog, snow, etc.).
  2. Build a weather vane. Record wind direction every day at the same hour for two weeks. Keep a record of the weather for each day.
  3. Make a rain gauge.
  4. Find out what a barometer is and how it works. Tell your den about it. Tell what “relative humidity” means.
  5. Learn to identify three different kinds of clouds. Estimate their heights.
  6. Watch the weather forecast on TV every day for two weeks. Describe three different symbols used on weather maps. Keep a record of how many times the weather forecast is correct.
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