Bel and Dylan and their friends are the Crickets soccer team in Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds Book. Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of crickets! Really you can!

Here is how you do it: count the number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get the temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

For Celsius: count the number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get the temperature.

Example: 48 chirps /(divided by) 3 + 4 = 20° C

Next time you hear crickets, start counting!

Nature tells us a lot about the weather…a pine cone can forecast the weather. If it is closed it is going to rain or snow, when it is open it will be sunny and dry. Frogs also croak a lot more when it’s going to rain!

Weather experiments are fun for anyone! Take a look at all the other weather experiments here!


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