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Instrument Loans Restart

We are delighted to announce that, from May half term 2021, we will be able to restart our instrument loan scheme for schools. 

We are not able to take any more bookings for the summer term, but have availability of primary, secondary and sixth form kits for the 2021/ 2022 academic year. 

 

anemometer in fieldwork
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Fieldwork Microclimates

Weather Fieldwork for A Level Geography

To make it easier for A level geography candidates to consider incorporating weather measurements into their Independent Investigations/ NEA, we have made this video.

Weather data can be used for lots of interesting investigations, and is also a useful addition to others – the weather can affect both physical processes and human ones. Are the responses people give to surveys affected by the weather? How does this extend to other forms of behaviour – how people travel, what activities they choose to do? What impact do microclimates have on land use – and vice versa?

Weather data can be obtained directly (primary sources) using instruments – which may be simple (homemade or cheaply available) or highly precise, professional instruments.

In this short film, we give an overview of what sorts of weather instruments are appropriate for you to use and how to use them correctly.

The Royal Meteorological Society can lend weather instruments to A level students for their Independent Investigation. 

To find out more get in touch.

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Fieldwork Geography Microclimates

Collecting Weather Data for the A Level independent investigation (NEA)

We are delighted to have produced some resources about collecting and using weather measurements for the A Level geography independent investigation (Non-examined Assessment – NEA) which can be found as part of a more general Student’s Guide on the RGS website.

Students are able to borrow weather instruments free of charge from the Society for the NEA – more information here.

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Fieldwork Primary

KS1 weather station

The simplest kind of weather station for KS1

a pinecone

Make pine cone weather stations with your class, and see how well they do at telling whether it is raining or not!

Download the instructions here

More experiments and demonstrations

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Fieldwork Microclimates Teaching

Top ten ideas for weather fieldwork

We’ve put together our top 10 (ish) ideas for simple, fun weather fieldwork. You can find them here.