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Prince Edward Island:  Student Centre


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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 Temperature Line Graphs




Web Links

PEI Forests

Learn more about the geography of PEI. How old is the red sandstone on the island? Was the land of PEI always an island? You'll find the answers to these questions and other interesting details about PEI on this web page.

Environment Canada

What is the weather forecast for Charlottetown, PEI, for the next few days? You can find out at the Environment Canada Web site. See what the forecast high and low temperatures are, and whether or not precipitation is expected. You can also view weather information for other places in the province and in the rest of the country on this site.





Web Activity

?_Geography Temperature Line Graphs

1. Click on the Environment Canada link.

2. On the map of Canada, click on Prince Edward Island. (Careful: click on the

    island, and not on the label!)

3. On the map of PEI, click on "Charlottetown".

4. Record the forecasted high and low temperatures for today, and for each of

    the next four days. Click here to download a worksheet on which to collect

    your data.

5. On the navigation bar at the top of the page, click on "Weather" to go back to

    the map of Canada.

6. Click on "Whitehorse" , and then record the forecasted high and low

    temperatures for the next four days.

7. Use the information you recorded to create a line graph. Mark the dates of

    the days you recorded high and low temperatures for along the bottom of the


    Along the left side of the graph, mark temperatures (for example, from 0 C to

    20 C). The temperatures you mark should include all of the high and low

    temperatures you recorded for both cities.

8. Start by marking all of the high temperatures for Charlottetown with a dot.

    Then connect these dots with a solid line (use a coloured pencil). Then mark

    the low temperatures with dots and use a broken line of the same colour to

     connect them.

9. Follow the same steps to add the high and low temperatures for Whitehorse

    to the graph. Use a different colour of pencil.

10. Create a legend to explain what the different colours and the solid and

     broken lines mean.

11. Use your graph to answer the following questions:

a) In which city did the high temperatures change

    the most?

b) In which city did the low temperatures change

    the most?