Using Kestrel Weather Stations

For Independent Investigations / A Level Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) Weather data can be used for lots of interesting investigations and is also a useful addition to many investigations – 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…

Fieldwork in Geography

Fieldwork in Geography Fieldwork support documents: Our top ten ideas for weather fieldwork. Infrared Thermometers:  worksheet with ideas for use with KS2 and above science and geography students. USB temperature dataloggers. Guidance document and report from Weather magazine. Urban wind flow: a PowerPoint presentation introducing how the wind is affected by urban structures and notes…

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…

Top 10 Ideas for Weather Fieldwork

Here are some ideas for simple, fun weather related fieldwork which you can try out in the school grounds. We started off with 10, but then had more! Bubble chase – see which way bubbles drift in the wind to determine the wind direction and speed. Here is some guidance. Does rain always come from…

Help and Hints for Observing

 Introduction Wind forceWind directionCurrent temperatureMaximum and minimum temperatureRainfallRelative humidityBarometric pressureCloud amount and typeAutomatic weather stations and electronic instrumentsConverting meteorological units Introduction With a bit of care and a few precautions, weather observations can be made quite accurately at school or home. This page contains guidance and advice on how observations should be made.  However simple…

Beaufort Scale

BEAUFORT WIND SCALE FOR LAND AREAS • Make your observations in an open location, e.g. school field. • Use the scale below to estimate wind speed. • Enter CALM if there is no wind. Wind Force Description Speed Specifications kph knots 0 Calm 0 0 Smoke rises vertically 1 Light Air 1-5 1-3 Direction shown…

CloudKey

Try our Interactive Cloud Game Look out of the window and find a cloud to identify, or use the Cloud Quiz button

Borrow Weather Instruments

Schools, teachers and Society members in the UK can borrow instruments such as anemometers, thermometers, rain gauges, infrared thermometers and Kestrel weather stations from the Society. We are also able to lend Kestrel weather stations to students carrying out independent investigations at A Level. We are very grateful to PCE instruments and Richard Paul Russell…