martes, 7 de febrero de 2017

How to analyse a climograph


Thanks to Andrea, Juan Diego, Sonia, Lucía Domínguez, Lucía Vázquez, Adrián and Pablo for these great climographs and  analysis.
How to analyse a climograph.

Tokyo 35,68ºN/  139,69ºE    Height 5m/16 feet above sea level.


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
3.6
4.3
7.4
13.0
17.3
20.8
24.7
26.1
22.4
16.5
11.1
6.1
14.5
mm
49.9
71.5
106.4
129.2
144.0
176.0
135.6
148.5
216.4
194.1
95.6
54.4
1523.1


Climogragh and analysis by Andrea Nevado Bustillo. 1st A

It is a Humid sub-tropical climate, with hot summers and cool winters.
Precipitation is abundant, around 1500mm. It mainly rains in the rainy season, from June to October.

The warmest months are July and August, while the coldest ones are January and February. Te average temperature is around 14,5º C, simitlar to the Mediterranean climate but a bit lower. Precipitation is greater in Humid sub-tropical  climate; those are the main differences between them, despite they've got many characteristics in common.

Humid su-tropical climate is found sin some areas belonging to Asia, such as China or Japan.
This climate belongs to a temperate zone on the Earth.

Quito 0º,22' S / 78,50º W  / 2000 mt a


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
13.6
13.4
13.6
13.5
13.8
13.4
13.6
13.7
13.7
13.2
13.1
13.4
13.5
mm
89.5
134.8
148.0
165.4
109.9
49.3
28.7
34.6
83.7
134.7
99.2
93.9
1172.3

Climogragh and analysis by Juan Diego Fernández. 1st B


Quito es la capital de Ecuador, se encuentra en el hemisferio Sur, a más de 2.000 mt de altitud con respecto al nivel del mar.

Sus temperaturas no son muy frías, pero tampoco son cálidas, la temperatura media es de 13,3 º durante todo el año. Son moderadas y muy regulares a lo largo del año y no se diferencia estaciones ya que está en el Ecuador, el paralelo más ancho de la tierra y sobre el que los rayos del sol inciden de forma directa siempre.

El total de precipitaciones es de 1172, 3 mm a lo largo del año. Son muy abundantes y se encuentran en mayor cantidad de agosto hasta mayo.

El clima de Quito es ecuatorial  modificado por la altitud. Es un clima muy húmedo con precipitaciones superiores a los 1000 mm,. Las temperaturas son regulares a lo largo de todo el año, y son más bajas que las propias de un clima ecuatorial ya que la altitud afecta y modifica este patrón de clima.
El clima ecuatorial es propio de las zonas cálidas de la Tierra.

LAS VEGAS. height about  659 M/ 2162 feet above sea level.



Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
7.5
10.6
13.5
17.8
23.3
29.3
32.8
31.5
26.9
20.1
12.7
7.6
19.5
mm
9.3
10.4
14.9
8.6
6.0
4.3
11.1
13.9
10.1
6.6
8.6
8.8
113.2


Climogragh and analysis by Lucía Domínguez de Toro. 1st A

This is a climograph of Las Vegas. It is located in the Northern hermisphere, and its geographical coordinates are 36 º8'N and 115º16'W. Temperatures are low in winter and hot in summer, so there are four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The coldest month is January, because the temperature is 7,5º C, and the warmest month is July, because the temperature is 32,8ºC. The total annual recipitation is 113,2 mm, it is very low. There is a dry season all year, because rain is very scarce. The average temperature is 19,5º. We can see that Las Vegas has a hot desert climate, bacause of the rainfall, less than 240mm, and because of the average temperature , about 20ºC.  Desert climates are found around tropical latitudes.

BANGKOK 13º73'N/100º,50'E


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
25.9
27.6
29.2
30.1
29.6
29.0
28.5
28.4
28.1
27.7
26.8
25.5
28.1
mm
10.6
28.2
30.7
71.8
189.4
151.7
158.2
187.0
319.9
230.8
57.3
9.4
1466.9
Climogragh and analysis by Pablo Vaquero. 1st A
This city is located in the Northern Hemisfere. 
Average temperature is hot, 28,1º C.
The warmest month is April, the coldes month is January, although temperature variation between the hottest and coldest month is less than 5 º C.  Because of that we can assert  this place has no seasons.
Total annual rainfall is 1466,9 mm. It is extremely abundant. There is a dry season from November to March.
This is a tropical rainfall climate, with dry season. Hot zone climate.

MOSCOW 55º75' N / 37º 50'E  Height 157 m above the sea level


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
-10.3
-9.1
-4.1
4.4
12.2
16.3
18.5
16.7
10.9
4.2
-2.0
-7.5
4.1
mm
34.4
29.0
32.7
38.2
51.0
65.6
81.5
71.8
57.7
50.4
44.1
42.4
600.6



Climogragh and analysis by Lucía Vázquez. 1st A
This climate belongs to a temperate zone because of the latitude.

The average temperature is low, around 4,1º C. The coldes month is January ant the warmest months is July . Temperature variation between both months is 28 º. Extremenly high variation.

We can distinguish four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter, because of temperatures.
Total annual rainfal is 600,6mm. It rains all year round, so rainfall is regular, although it is more abundant in summer months .

This city has a Continental Climate,  because of its low average temperature  4,1º, the regular rainfall, especially abundant en summer and no more than 650 mm, and the high temperature variation between winter and summer months.

Badajoz ( Talavera la Real Airport) 38º88'N / 6º 80' W, Height 185m / 606 feet above sea level


Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
°C
8.8
10.1
12.2
14.5
18.1
22.3
25.5
25.1
22.6
17.5
12.4
9.1
16.5
mm
54.7
54.1
52.6
46.9
38.9
20.1
4.1
5.2
25.9
52.6
59.5
56.2
474.4
Climograph by Sonia Román Quintanilla, 1st B. Analysis by Adrián Benítez Merino. 1st A. 

This place belongs to a Temperate zone because of its latitude.
The average temperature is 16,5ºC, so it is warm. The hottest months is July , 25,5º, and the coldest month is Januray , 8,8º. Temperature variation is about 16 º, so it is high. So there are four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Rainfall is irregular, and there is a dry season from June to October, this dry season corresponds to the summer months. Total annual rainfall is 474,4 mm. 

This place has a Mediterranean Climate because of the average temperature 16,5º, the total annual rainfall around 474,4 mm and the dry season during the summer.

The Mediterranean Climate is located around the Mediterranean Sea. 

sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

Spanish Political Map Project



Our next task is to look at  the Spanish Political map. For this task students have to work in groups of four or five.
Our learning goal is to identify the different provinces and autonomous communities of Spain  in a fun and educational way.  For this purpose we are going to make  a jigsaw puzzle about  Spain
We can use different materials : felt, EVA mat, cardboard....  
Instructions 
  • Choose the materials:  a piece of cardboard,  felt, or EVA mat
  • Scissors and glue.
  • Choose a Spanish Political Map. Then glue your map onto cardboard, ( felt or EVA mat)  (The sample on  the right is a picture drawn and painted by a child on heavy cardstock.) 
     
  • When the glue is dry, draw puzzle shapes on the back of the cards. Then , cut the cardboard into the shape of jigsaw  pieces.









TIP: Keep all the pieces in an  individual marked plastic bag.




Deadline for this project, 16th December 201 (1st Year ESO A and B)


If you want to see more ideas, click on the following links.
Cardboard Map Puzzle 
Felt World Map
Montessori Felt World Map



What is a Glacier?

Compare both pictures.
MER DE GLACE, Alpes, Chamonix 1960


MER DE GLACE . ALPES. Chamonix. 2010





viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016

Lesson 2. The Earth's relief. WHAT IS AN EARTHQUAKE?





WHAT IS A TSUNAMI?
Tsunami is a Japanese word meaning harbour (tsu) wave (nami).



If you want to learn more...



Have you watched this movie?



Watch this video to know more about volcanoes, where the name comes from, how they are formed and so on.


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miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Byzantine Art. 2nd ESO



St Vitale, Ravenna
Byzantine Art Vocabulary

The Byzantine Empire lasted from the 4thcenturyuntil 1453,It was Centered in Constantinople (in modern day Turkey),

Byzantine artists focused less on making their artlook realistic and more on symbolism.The subjects of Byzantine art were usually religiousor imperial (paintings or mosaics of the Emperor and his family).

Mosaics – pictures or other decoration made from small pieces of glass, stone or other materials. Often used to decorate the interior of churches and monasteriesduring the Byzantine Empire..

Icons - an image of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a Saint, used in churches and private homes alike. Icons were meant to be more religious and spiritual rather than to be used as simple decoration.

Manuscript Illumination – decoration on the pages of hand copied books. The most commonly illustrated texts were religious, both scripture itself (particularlythe Psalms) and devotional or theological texts. Non-religious texts were also illuminated.


To learn more

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Byzantine art project