Weather Day, as a theme, has appeared in various forms over the 10 years of Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy.
When weather turns ugly, it’s always good to have a weather-related activity (in the storm safe basement storage room) to assuage Campers’ fears.
When there are white puffy clouds …
…we MUST lay on our back and find the menagerie jumping around in the stratosphere.
This year, we decided that we would actually spend some time learning about wind, air pressure, temperature and all other things related to Weather.
Naturally, we turned to our in-house weather expert….Grampy.
In our house (well, in anyone’s house), Grampy is the one we all turn to when we want an accurate weather forecast. Grampy turns to Accu-weather.
The kids were eager to start the day.
Grampy explained the lines, colors and squiggles on the day’s weather forecast.
Kevin got busy programming the weather stations.
Cooper started on the anemometer
Sophie listened attentively … and Luci wore a moustache….
Just kidding. Luci did wear the mustache all morning, but she was listening too.
Although it was a beautiful summer day,
we spent time filling in our Weather Charts,
setting up our Weather Stations,
and identifying different weather patterns.
We were going to make barometers out of coffee cans and balloons, but, because these kids are such over-achievers, they spent the bulk of their time acting out their favorite weather terms.
The horizontal transport of air, moisture or other atmospheric properties
An active instrument used to measure the altitude of an object
Height expressed as the distance above a reference point, which is normally sea level or ground level
The absence of apparent motion …
Air that descends an elevated plain and consequently warms and dries
The study of the waters of the earth
Maritime Air Mass
An air mass that forms over water.
An ensemble of water droplets torn by the wind from an extensive body of water, generally from the crests of waves
A violent rotating column of air
An atmospheric feature that tends to rotate
A disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake
And so, as the sun set on Weather Day, Grampy and I were confident that our meteorologist Grand-kids were well-versed in all things weather.