The older students enjoyed playing the "Sock Name Game," which helped us remember everyone's name. We've met over 150 students this week, so remembering everyone by name is a bit of a challenge!
Most of the grades 5, 6, and 7 classes have had the chance to take their pyranometers outside to practice making measurements. We've learned that the wires the connect the pyranometer and multimeter need to be kept warm for as long as possible until the measurement is taken. Everyone is really getting the hang of it! Leah and Tami's classes have also performed an albedo science lab to determine which type of material reflects and which material absorbs the most heat.
Darlene and Meeka's classes have been having a hoot with the wind socks and anemometers. They've practiced with both instruments and caught some wind gusts of about 15km/h. We'll be doing a few more hands-on activities with them over the next two days.
Pat and Jeena's classes have been learning how to read the temperature from a thermometer. They've pretended to be both frozen and hot air particles and determined the temperatures of various water samples. We'll be determining ideal places for their thermometers tomorrow!
The cloudy sky cleared early this afternoon, so we are hoping to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) tonight.