What is your weather like? We want to know.

Dublin Elementary's first grade students have been discussing, investigating, and observing the weather and the changing seasons all year. We would like to expand our knowledge by connecting with people from other states and other countries. We're "getting out feet wet" and jumping headfirst with gusto into Skype, and wikispaces.....how fun for our kids!!

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Question:

What is the weather like in other parts of the world, and how is it the same and different as our weather here in Dublin, TX?

We have 8 first grade classrooms. Before we Skype each class came up with this list of questions about the weather to ask our friends in other parts of the world.
1. Do you have tornados?
2. Do you have mudslides?
3. We once had a bad hurricane called hurricane Ike. Do you have hurricanes?
4. What about fog?
5. Do you have snow storms?
6. What are your rain storms like?
7. Do you have straight-line winds? One time at school we had a straight line wind.
8. Is it hot there?
9. How cold does it get?
10. How hot is your summer?
11. What is your climate like?
12. How many centimeters of snow did you get since Christmas?


Can we use the Scientific Method in a fun and interesting way?
  • The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments.
  • The steps of the scientific method are to:
    • Ask a Question
    • Do Background Research
    • Construct a Hypothesis
    • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
    • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
    • Communicate Your Results

We have 8 first grade classrooms. Before we Skype each class came up with this list of questions about the weather to ask our friends in other parts of the world.

Weather Around the World
Dublin, TX
Dublin Ireland
Anchorage, Alaska
Crosby, Minnesota
Memphis, Tennessee
Paris, France
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Holland