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Have fun exploring the science and maths activities in this wickED theme about the weather.
Have fun in this activity finding the lines of symmetry in a snowflake pattern. Snowflake crystals form when water vapour cools and freezes into very tiny crystals inside clouds. Make a start by clicking here to make or find a snowflake design.
The strongest wind ever reliably measured on the surface of the Earth was 362 kilometres per hour, recorded on Mt Washington in the United States on 12 April, 1934. However, much stronger winds occur near the centre of tropical cyclones.
Enjoy making this simple weather instrument to measure the wind.
Warm and cold places
What are the warmest and coldest places you (or your friends and family) have been to in New Zealand?
Check out what the weather is like today and for the next few days, and compare it with three other places.
Read the contemporary story of Tāwhirimātea by Wiremu Grace and then answer the following questions.
Other things you can do
Insert clip art or photos to your calendar of friends’ birthdays or special events.