Experiments

Experiments, demonstrations and DIY weather instruments to bring weather teaching to life


Our rain originally came from oceans, seas and lakes. It became clouds and eventually fell on us as rain.
Topics: Atmosphere
Make a tornado in a jar A tornado is air which is spinning very fast. It is made by a special type of thunderstorm
Topics: Atmosphere
Wind is used to power things, you might see large windmills in the countryside or out at sea.
Topics: Instruments
The instrument used for measuring wind direction is called a wind vane.
Topics: Instruments
Weather fronts We get different sorts of weather because of the way warm air and cold air move around us in the atmosphere. What
Topics: Atmosphere
Thermometers are kept in special boxes (Stevenson screen) to protect them from sunshine, wind and the surroundings.
Topics: Instruments
A sundial used to be used to tell the time.
Topics: Instruments
Make a cloud in a glass Clouds in the real world form in warm, moist air. You can make something similar happen using things
Topics: Clouds
More simple experiments and demonstrations from around the web:
Topics: Air Pressure, Atmosphere, Clouds, Instruments
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