This week we experienced lots of different weather in Wallsend. The week began quite miserable with heavy rainfall and high humidity, perfect for our measurements! It was too wet to go outside and read the measurements so we had to quickly dash out and bring our measuring devices indoors.
The next day the rain came in light showers and then the sun came out. It was still very humid. Wednesday was a very sunny, warm, humid day with no rainfall. We enjoyed playing out all day!
On Thursday and Friday we experienced more rain but it was not as humid as it had been earlier in the week. The rain came early on in the day and it dried up by mid afternoon.
Although we had finished recording the rainfall and humidity for the week, we were shocked on Saturday when we woke up to Thunder and Lightning storms, heavy rain and then hail stone showers, in May!
This week each partner school measured the amount of rainfall and humidity their part of the world experienced. Each school took a reading every day of the week and recorded it a table so that we could all compare.
Within each school a range of students were involved in reading measurements and collecting information.
Look out for our findings that will follow shortly.
The table we used to record our information can be found in the toolkit section of this website.
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Radviliskis Vaizgantas Progymnasium set up a weather station in a Science room. Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 students together with their class teachers visit the Science room and go outside on the first working day of each month to measure the weather and take notes into their weather measuring tables. The Science teacher, Mrs. Natalija Valciukiene introduced the main weather measurement units. The students’ measurements include temperature, rainfall, cloud coverage, wind speed, wind direction, humidity and some general observations.
All the students taking part in the Erasmus project activities drew their logos and participated in the competition. It was really very hard to decide on the best logo as there were a lot of beautiful and meaningful drawings, clearly reflecting the main message of the project. Finally, it was decided that the winner is the logo created by Odeta Morkūnaitė, a student from the class 5B.
In March all the Vaizgantas Progymnasium students participating in the Erasmus project completed a fair test; the aim of which was to learn how global warming works and how it makes a difference to our Earth’s temperature. The students were intoduced to the term GLOBAL WARMING by their teachers, discussed its cause and effect on our life. Then they observed and measured how the temperature rose in the soil which was covered by a plastic container and later was sprayed with water.
Before completing a fair test about a possible cause of rising sea levels, Year 4 and Year 5 students in Vaizgantas Progymnasium had a lesson about the South and the North poles. The students compared Antarctica and the Arctic, tried to find out the differences and similarities between the two.
In April Vaizgantas Progymnasium Year 4 and Year 5 students investigated how melting of polar ice caps effects the sea level. The students with their class teachers carried out a fair test which was devised and uploaded by Saint Columba’s Primary School from England.
The experiment was completed in two days. On the first day the students made the South and North Poles, placed the ice, made their predictions and left the ice to melt. On the second day the students measured water levels and tried to find out the reasons why the water levels were different. The students found the experiment very interesting and as they said they would remember about the South and North Poles forever.