Questions

  1. What factors, other than temperature, determine how "chilly" you feel?

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  2. Using the Wind Chill Table, find the wind chill equivalent temperature for the following wind speeds and temperatures.

      a. On a cold winter day on your way to work or school or work: The air temperature is 10 Degrees Fahrenheit and the wind speed is 15 mph.

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      b. While skiing with friends: The air temperature is -5 Degrees Fahrenheit and the wind speed is 20 mph, while you are standing still, waiting to start down the slope.

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      c. On a cold winter day on your way to work or school or work: The air temperature is 10 Degrees Fahrenheit and the wind speed is 15 mph.

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  3. Although the wind you feel in Question 2c is due to your bike's motion, you will still feel the effect of wind chill. What will it feel like?

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  4. Read the "Safety Information - Hypothermia" section in this activity. What precautions should you take to prevent hypothermia?

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  5. Although frostbite and hypothermia are not directly related, you should know what frostbite is and how to prevent it. Read the "Safety Information - Frostbite" section in this activity. What precautions should you take to prevent frostbite?

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