Thursday, 22 December 2016

Shanya's W1, D4 - Activity 1 - Weather in Tokyo

5 day weather forecast Tokyo


  1. Hello Shanya! Great work again!

    I know you might not have learned this yet, but in New Zealand (and most other countries) we use degrees Celsius (°C), which is a slightly different way of measuring the temperature than Fahrenheit (°F) - which is what Americans use. Unfortunately, a lot of the weather websites default to Fahrenheit, and it's hard to tell the difference sometimes.

    OK! So, you remember how I'm a teacher in real life? I really love teaching interesting little facts like this, so I hope you don't mind if I tell you a little story... if you do mind, maybe just skip to the end haha!

    A long time ago, a Polish scientist invented the scale of Fahrenheit, using equal parts salt and water to make the temperature of 0 degrees on the thermometer (which was a 200 year old invention at that point, but he made a new version which used mercury - which made it more accurate). Then he used the average human temperature to make the high point of 96 degrees. And that is how the thermometer was marked so people could say what the temperature was. Sounds a bit strange, right?

    Celsius, our measurement, was made because a scientist thought 'Fahrenheit is illogical. Salt water, human body heat? What do they have to do with anything? Why don't we just use the freezing and boiling points of something easy, like water?' and so he made ANOTHER scale on thermometers called degrees Celsius!

    And that's what we use today! So, 0 degrees Celsius is when it is so cold that water freezes, and 100 degrees Celsius is when water boils. Cool eh? In Fahrenheit those are 32 and 212. Such random numbers!

    Looking forward to your next blog!


  2. Hi Shanya!!

    I like the way that you post the image on nice and clear, but remember next time use °C not °F, otherwise we have to half it to make it into °C.
    Enjoy your holidays!!!