Fieldwork support documents:
Infrared Thermometers: worksheet with ideas for use with KS2 and above science and geography students.
Urban wind flow: a PowerPoint presentation introducing how the wind is affected by urban structures and notes for teachers introducing simple fieldwork which can be carried out in the school grounds, using bubbles.
Urban Heat Islands: a three lesson geography resource aimed at KS3 or higher, using a class set of simple digital thermometers to make a temperature map of the school’s catchment area. The lessons cover Urban Heat Island background information, fieldwork planning and data collection, display and analysis. Teachers notes and PowerPoints 1, 2 and 3.
School microclimate: a two lesson geography resource aimed at KS2 using an anemometer and digital thermometer. Students gather information about the wind and temperature in the school grounds, then use PhotoStory to present their results. Teachers notes and introductory PowerPoint.
Instructions to make your own instruments on our Experiments and Demonstrations page.
More ideas on our Observations and data page.
Find out how you can borrow weather instruments from the Royal Meteorological Society free of charge.