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Nova Scotia: Geography  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:


?_Geography  Weather

 

 

 

Web Links

Sable Island

Sable Island lies 300 km southeast of Halifax. The island is famous for its wild horses and shipwrecks. But Sable Island also has a fragile ecosystem, which the government is trying to protect. Visit this site to find out more about Sable Island. Then test your knowledge by trying the quizzes on the Fun Page.

Environment Canada: The Climate of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia's climate has it all-everything from warm, sunny days to wind, fog, and huge snowstorms! This page gives you information about Nova Scotia's varied climate and how the province's geography helps to create the different kinds of weather.


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Web Activity

?_Geography Create a Bar Graph

1. Visit the Climate of Nova Scotia Web page. Scroll down to the heading "Mainly

    Moist."

2. Read the information in the first paragraph.

 

3.What is the average yearly precipitation in the following areas: Cape Breton

   Highlands, southern coast, north shore? Click here to download a worksheet

   you can use to gather your information.

4. Create a bar graph using the information you collected in step 3.

5. Scroll down to the heading "Misty Sunshine."

6. Read the information in the first two paragraphs.

7. What is the average number of foggy days in these places: Halifax International

    Airport, Yarmouth, Canso, Sydney?

8. Create a bar graph using the information you collected in step 7.

9. Think of two reasons that bar graphs can be a good way to show information.


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