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The Appalachian Highland: Climate Teacher Centre

 

Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.

Answer Key

Weather Winners!

 

 

Web Links

The Weather Office

Since weather is current and constantly changing, it is an excellent way to make geography relevant to students. The Weather Office site from Environment Canada provides a map of current weather systems across North America. Students can access information for specific regions. They can also get the five-day forecast and view radar and satellite images.

Weather Winners

This site from Environment Canada provides information about Canadian weather records. You can find out which cities are the "winners" in several categories, such as the snowiest, the foggiest, the driest, and the coldest. There are also categories such as "most typical Canadian cities” and "most comfortable cities." Students can search for weather records in the region by city or by weather event.

 

Answer Key

Weather Winners!

 

The Environment Canada Web site and activity can help generate students' interest in climate and weather in general and in the Appalachian Highland in particular. From the table, ask students to make observations about weather and climate in the region. Once students have completed their maps, review the climate and weather patterns described in Chapter 2 of the Appalachian Highland Student Book.

 

After students have completed the activity, review their responses to the Web site evaluation and discuss the reasons for their answers.

 

 

Answer Key

 

Snowiest cities: (1) Gander, NL (2) Cornerbrook, NL

Most freezing rain: (1) Gander, NL (2) St. John's, NL (3) Sydney, NS

Most foggy days: (1) St. John's, NL (2) Halifax, NS (3) Saint John, NB

Windiest city year round: (1) St. John's, NL (2) Gander, NL (3) Summerside, PEI

             

 

Click here to view the student activity.

 

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