The Beaufort scale 0 Overview Using this Resource Connecting to the Curriculum Marking Student Responses Further Resources This task is about reading scales given in a table form. Answer the following questions using the Beaufort Scale. Question 2Change answer a) How fast would the wind be blowing to make large trees sway? km/h. Question 2Change answer b) What Beaufort number (B.No.) is given to wind travelling at 95 km/h? 01234567891011120123456789101112 Question 2Change answer c) What description is given to wind travelling at 24 km/hr? CalmLight AirLight BreezeGentle BreezeModerate BreezeFresh BreezeStrong BreezeNear GaleGaleStrong GaleStormViolent StormHurricane ForceCalmLight AirLight BreezeGentle BreezeModerate BreezeFresh BreezeStrong BreezeNear GaleGaleStrong GaleStormViolent StormHurricane Force Question d) About how fast is 50 knots? (Select one) (A) 89 km/h (B) 92 km/h (C) 98 km/h (D) 100 km/h Question 2Change answer e) i) What Beaufort number (B. No.) would you give the wind today using the Beaufort Scale? ii) Explain why you gave it that number. Task administration: This task can be completed with pencil and paper or online (with SOME auto marking). Level: 4 Curriculum info: Maths, Geometry and Measurement, Measurement Keywords: table interpretation, reading scales, wind Description of task: Students use the Beaufort Scale, found on the Met Service website, to answer questions about wind speed. Learning Progression FrameworksThis resource can provide evidence of learning associated with Measurement sense, sets 6-7 within the Mathematics Learning Progressions Frameworks.Read more about the Learning Progressions Frameworks. Answers/responses: a) Accept answers over 50 km/h or 28 knots. b) 10 c) Moderate breeze. d) B e) Records observed wind conditions and chooses an appropriate rating from the Beaufort scale. Reading a temperature scale Changing temperatures II Reading scales Reading scales II How many grams? How many millilitres? How many centimetres? Looking at capacity Looking at weight Looking at length Creating scales III Estimating temperature Different rulers Angles on a window Measuring the angle Watch your speed