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Microclimates by y7 margays

  1. 1. Microclimates by Y7 Margays
  2. 2. By Aby <ul><li>This is a picture of our stairs. </li></ul><ul><li>They are covered by the roof, so when it rains, only half of the stairs get wet, so there’s only little rain. The temperature here was around 16°c. </li></ul>
  3. 3. By Aby <ul><li>This is at the back of the house. The bushes are covered by lots of trees, there is more rain here than at the other side, because it is more open. The temperature is about the same at the other side and there is a bit of wind at this side. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Microclimate By Angell wright
  5. 5. <ul><li>I got two plastic cups and put one in the middle of my garden where there is nothing shading it and then I got the other cup and put it where it was shaded and left it over night when it was raining and when I went outside I picked up the cups and I took them inside and I measured the water from the cup and it turns out that the one in the shade had the most rain in it </li></ul>Microclimates in my garden test one
  6. 6. <ul><li>I got a protractor and some string and a cotton wool ball I tied the string round the cotton wool and tied the string on to the protractor and I stood in a shaded area with it and measured the wind then I stood in a sunny place and measured what the wind was and it turned out that there was more wind in the sunny spot then in the shaded spot </li></ul>Microclimates in my garden test 2
  7. 7. An experiment by Muhammed! <ul><li>Prediction : </li></ul><ul><li>Microclimate: The sheltered area under my carport was going to be cooler, less rain, more shaded and less windy. </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Climate: The exposed area was in the middle of my garden. I thought it was going to be hotter, more rain, sunny and windier </li></ul><ul><li>Method: </li></ul><ul><li>Just before sunset I went out into the garden and first placed a thermometer under the carport and in the exposed part of the garden. Then I checked the wind speed with a home made anemometer (made from a protractor, string of wool and a ball). After 5mins I got the following results: </li></ul><ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: </li></ul><ul><li>I was incorrect about the temperature being warmer in the normal climate and cooler in the microclimate. But I was correct about there being more wind in the normal climate. It didn’t rain at all in either climate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Geography By Callum
  9. 9. I chose 4 areas in my garden which I thought might be warmer than the air temperature around The warmest place was next to the Garage and the coldest was under the BBQ
  10. 10. Microclimates By Joey Reynell Year 7 Margays
  11. 11. Experiment I chose three places in our garden to test for microclimates. The first place is the lawn where my brother and I play football. This is quite open and is the ‘normal’ area. I also chose one location either side of our house. At the front, there is a narrow walled courtyard. At the back, there is a long strip of grass behind the house.
  12. 12. The Lawn The lawn is quite wide open and exposed. It should be a good place to get an idea of what ‘normal’ temperatures, wind speeds and rainfall are.
  13. 13. The Courtyard The courtyard has a wall all around it so it should be more sheltered from wind. It might be a bit hotter than the lawn because the walls and stone floors act as a sun trap.
  14. 14. The Back Garden The back garden is open at each end so it might be a bit more windy than the courtyard, but maybe not as windy as the main lawn. It has shade for more of the day so it might be cooler.
  15. 15. Results Temperature Lawn = 27C Courtyard = 28C Back Garden = 27C Wind My wind speed meter wasn’t very accurate. There isn’t much wind where we live except it gets blustery when it’s about to rain. I couldn’t really tell much difference, thought the lawn did seem windier. Rain We haven’t had all that much rain in the last few days. I used three glasses to measure the rain and they all had about the same in them.
  16. 16. Summary It was a bit hard to tell if there are microclimates in our garden. The temperature in the courtyard was definitely hotter than the rest of the garden, but I couldn’t really tell much difference in wind or rainfall. Maybe I need to keep trying or choose other places.
  17. 17. Geography homework week 7, year 7 margays Microclimates- 3 types in Grandma’s garden
  18. 18. <ul><li>Wind factor and wind speed. We made an anemometer with protractor and ball and string. Paul held up ball and we watch it like a pendulum and placed protractor centre ,to measure swing of the ball and to see how windy it was. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure of area and shelter of area. </li></ul><ul><li>Measured rain fall with ruler on side of plastic cup/beaker, each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Number One –wall and soil next to bungalow </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature – Taken by thermometer in ground and feeling ground ..how wet is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Water collected in container </li></ul><ul><li>Wind factor : speed and direction </li></ul><ul><li>Litmus Paper…..acidic or alkaline soil. </li></ul>Microclimate 1 part 1
  19. 19. Microclimate 1- next to bunaglow door DAY ONE /Thursday 3 rd November 2011 Soil Temperature : 3.30pm 17degrees C Wind speed : 10,force2 Wind direction : paper and compass N.E. Rain collected : 4cm….heavy rainfall Litmus soil test….p.h.6 Ground felt wet but dryer nearer the wall. Area :Semi- sheltered by the wall but depends on wind direction. DAY TWO/Friday 4 th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 15 degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 1cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered DAY THREE/Saturday 5 th November 2011 Soil temperature : 15 degreesC 3.30pm Wind speed: force 1 (5 on protractor)
  20. 20. Microclimate 1 – next to bungalow door Continued DAY THREE: Wind speed ; force one Wind direction : N.W. Rain collected: 2 cm Litmus paper : slightly acidic Area :semi-sheltered by house wall DAY FOUR :Sunday 6 th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 12degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 1cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered DAY Five :Monday 7th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 17degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 1cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered
  21. 21. Microclimate 2- next to outer fence DAY ONE /Thursday 3rd November 2011 Soil Temperature : 3.30pm 15degrees C Wind speed : 10,force2 Wind direction : paper and compass N.E. Rain collected : 4.5cm….heavy rainfall Litmus soil test….p.h.6 Ground felt wet but dryer nearer the wall. Area :Semi- sheltered by the fence but depends on wind direction. DAY TWO/Friday 4th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 12degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction: N.E Rain collected 2cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered DAY THREE/Saturday 5th November 2011 Soil temperature : 14 degrees C 3.30pm Wind speed: force 1 (5 on protractor Wind speed ; force one Wind direction : N.W. Rain collected: 2.5 cm Litmus paper : slightly acidic Area :semi-sheltered by fence
  22. 22. Microclimate : Next to outer fence –Grandma’s garden DAY FOUR :Sunday 6th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 10degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 1.5cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered DAY Five :Monday 7th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 14degreesC Wind speed : force 1, less than 10…protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 1.5cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : semi-sheltered
  23. 23. Microclimate 3– Middle of garden –near small tree DAY ONE /Thursday 3rd November 2011 Soil Temperature : 3.30pm 15degrees C Wind speed : 15,force3 Wind direction : paper and compass N.E. Rain collected : 6cm….heavy rainfall Litmus soil test….p.h.6 Ground felt wet Area : not sheltered/fully exposed DAY TWO/Friday 4th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 12degreesC Wind speed : force 2, 10-15 protractor Wind direction: N.E Rain collected 2cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : exposed DAY THREE/Saturday 5th November 2011 Soil temperature : 13 degrees C 3.30pm Wind speed: force 1 (5 on protractor Wind speed ; force one Wind direction : N.W. Rain collected: 3.5 cm Litmus paper : slightly acidic Area :exposed
  24. 24. Microclimate 3 ; Middle of garden -exposed DAY FOUR :Sunday 6th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 10degreesC Wind speed : force 2, 15 on protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 2.5cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : exposed…ground felt cold and wet DAY Five :Monday 7th November 2011 Soil temperature :3.30pm 13degreesC Wind speed : force 2 , 15 on the protractor Wind direction:N.E Rain collected 2.5cm Litmus paper..p.h.6 Area : exposed..ground felt cold and wet
  25. 25. Microclimate 1, 2 , 3…Conclusion The wall and fence seemed to affect the amount of water I collected and I had less wind speed and it was warmer by the house wall. The middle of the garden was colder and wetter and windy. I can see different plants , insects prefer different areas. The warmer attracts more insects like woodlice, ants and spiders make their web ‘s semi –sheltered but higher up to catch the wind. Under the leaves by the outer fence was full of bugs but in the centre of the garden, I could only see worms under the soil.
  26. 26. Microclimate 1
  27. 27. Microclimate 2
  28. 28. Microclimate 3
  29. 29. Grandma’s favourite chair
  30. 30. Me …..Paul Nixon

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