More simple experiments and demonstrations from around the web:
- Fronts in a lab
- The wind bag from Steve Spangler science.
- Does anyone remember drinking birds? Look here to see what they are, how they work and the science behind them! http://www.shinyshack.com/product.php?prid=211057&pn=Drinking-Bird
- Should you run or walk in the rain? A lovely cartoon explanation on YouTube by Minute Physics.
- To have a look at colourful convection experiments and videos see Steve Spangler Science
- To see the science behind lightning see here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/lightning-science/
- Experiments about evaporation, sea breezes and convection: Home training tools.
- For many other different weather experiment ideas aimed at children please see these websites:
- There are lots of ideas at the Little Shop of Physics (do explore the various links on the page), we particularly like the WindBlow experiment showing wind blowing from high to low pressure areas.
- Make a tornado in a jar or see a tornado tube in action! You can buy some pearl swirl to make a tornado tube or any other fluid experiment look better.
- Make a sundial designed specifically for your wall! Or there is a simpler Met Office version.
- Make a wind vane (Met Office version) or wind vane (OPAL version) or a simpler windmill .
- Make a water barometer.
- Make a Lego screen to shield a thermometer or a simpler version from the Met Office.
- A sheet for recording a weather_diary
- Yet another demonstration of air pressure – lifting up a plate with a glass from Steve Spangler.
- Make an Ice Balloon and investigate it as it melts.
- If you happen to have access to a rotating fluid tank, there are some lovely ideas for experiments at MIT’s weather in a tank site.
- ‘Best of Physics Education’ experiments and demonstrations including several relating to air pressure, tornadoes etc.
- A whole load of experiments relating to the oceans from Digital Explorer. They recommend the experiments for use as part of topics covering geographical processes, global energy exchange, chemistry and carbon dioxide, and exploring ecosystems and what affects them.
- A simple way to model the water cycle in a bowl.
- Ideas for science, environment or weather clubs .