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Portland History: The Portland Observatory and Thermometrics

Greater Portland Landmarks, Cumberland County


3-5, 6-8

  • Science & Engineering -- Life Sciences
  • Science & Engineering -- Earth & Space Sciences
  • Science & Engineering -- Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science
  • Social Studies -- Geography
  • Social Studies -- History

30 days

  • 1775-1850
  • 1851-1920
  • 1921-today
  • Environment/The Land

Thermometrics is a term coined by Moody to describe his weather recording activities. Included here are some cross-curricula lesson plans and activities for students to use their knowledge in science, math and social studies while acting as weather forecasters. Check out the web-sites listed in this section for information on building your own barometer and anemometer.

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A resource developed by Greater Portland Landmarks with the support of the Rines-Thompson Foundation and Maine Memory Network