The topic that was chosen for this Geographical Research project was to establish the difference in temperature between the two rooms in the Southdowns’ College hostel College House which are located South East and North West of the building. The purpose of this research project is to find out why my room in the College boarding house is much colder than my 2015 room. This was brought to my attention by how my washing towels were not drying up during my school day in the South East room, as they used to in 2015 in the room that faced North West. This got me thinking that, there is a possibility that my current room receives less sun light with less air, I noticed this when I studied, and often after showering, as I sweat continuously as I have to open the doors, and the windows.
Due to South Africa being in the Southern Hemisphere the picture above which is representing Australia explains the current hypothesis I have towards my research project and explains what I aim to achieve during the course of this research project as it is clearly relative to the situation we have in the College House boarding.
The location of the College House boarding hostel may have been influenced by passive heating and cooling in a sense that the rooms are located to the best advantage of the sun for e.g. by having living areas that face north where they will receive all-day sun and service areas that face south where they will receive little sun. The location of the building and the factors that may influence the positioning of it may: noise, views, privacy, and passive cooling such as ventilation and shading.
Pretoria’s climate is similar to that of Johannesburg, but it lies somewhat lower altitude than its neighbor and its air temperature are, on average, about two degrees higher. This is a summer rainfall region. Between November and February summer thunderstorms produce flashes of lighting and brief but torrential afternoon downpours. Summer days are hot, though rarely to the point of discomfort and this is mentioned prior to how temperature would affect the two rooms in the different seasons and to also see how there would be any different changes in the temperature of these rooms with rainfall playing also as a factor.
Hypothesis or generalisations formulated
I want to find out why my 2016 room in the college boarding house is so much colder than my 2015 room. This was brought to my attention by how my washing towels were not drying during my school day, as they used to in 2015; This got me thinking that, there is a possibility that my current room receives less sunlight with less air, I noticed this when I studied, and often after showering, as I sweat continuously as I have to open the doors, and windows.
My aim is to determine the difference in temperature between …
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