Mapping the weather around St George's with the Young Geographers Club

May has been another busy month for the Young Geographers Club at St George's Junior school, as they have been busy taking weather readings and mapping their journeys around the Junior School.

Taking weather readings

First up, at the start of May, and with Spring finally in the air, the Young Geographers Club had the chance to finally enjoy the beautiful May weather and as a result have been taking weather readings using a range of digital technology. The pupils recorded wind speed using a digital anemometer and compared the air temperature on the Orchard field with the woodland. The children also experimented with a Multi-Function Environment Meter, which measures sound and light levels, humidity and temperature. The Young Geographers Club would like to thank the Parents' Association for providing these exciting tools to help develop the Geography fieldwork in the Junior school.

Mapping the School grounds

Later on in May, the Young Geographers club used the Natural History Museum Tree identification toolkit to identify a range of different trees in the Junior School Grounds. They then mapped their journey around the school and marked the trees they found. Among the trees identified were the Mulberry tree at the front of the school, which is synonymous with the Junior School Refectory - the Mulberry Hall; the Sweet Chestnut next to the AstroTurf and the beautiful old Oak tree next to the playground. 

Overall, it has been an exciting and eye-opening month for the Young Geographers Club, what's next? ....

30 May 2018

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