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FRITZ’S WEATHER TRACKER

PLEASE HAVE AN ADULT HELP YOU!

Materials:

Notebook paper

Pencil

Outdoor thermometer

Rain gauge

Ruler

Directions:

Down the left side of a piece of notebook paper, write the seven days of the week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Along the top of the paper write the following headings: Temperature, Sun, Precipitation, Clouds, Wind.  

At the same time each day, record the temperature that you read from the outdoor thermometer under the Temperature heading.  

Under the Sun heading, draw a sun if the sun is shining, or a cloud if it is cloudy.  If the weather that day is half-sunny and half-cloud, then draw a sun that is half-covered by a cloud.  

Under the Precipitation heading, record the amount of precipitation measured by the rain gauge since your last measurement (empty the rain gauge after you read the measurement each day).  If it is winter, then instead use a ruler to measure how much new snow has fallen since the day before.  

Under the Clouds heading, record the type of clouds you see using the NWS Cloud Chart found at https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/cloudchart.

Finally, record your observation of the level of wind using the Beaufort Wind Scale found at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/beaufort.html.  

Now you’re a meteorologist just like me!