Everyday Mysteries - Library of Congress
Have you ever heard anyone use a weather proverb? Can proverbs predict the weather? This article delves into these questions using primary resources.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air. In addition there are interesting weaher questions and answers.
Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings
Students adopt a skeptical stance and become weather detectives who ask “Why? Weather Detectives: Questioning the Fact and Folklore of Weather Sayings is a lesson plan from ReadWriteThink.
Do woolly worms and
nut-gathering squirrels give us hints to the long winter ahead? Is
science behind these sayings? While exploring weather proverbs from online sources
and books, students will have questions that will help them think about
the relationship between weather and their own daily experiences.
Weather Folklore and Sayings
Weather folklore is often dismissed as nothing more than a grab bag of sayings, old wives’ tales, legends, and superstitions. In other words, folklore is considered the opposite of science. But folklore and science have more in common than you might imagine. What we call scientific method is based on observation and evidence - and so is a great deal of weather folklore.