Ideas for weather activities in school science and geography clubs
Royal Society Partnership Grants
The Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme helps schools to run exciting and innovative projects in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. If you need help finding a meteorologist or thinking of a project idea, please contact us.
Test the Forecast
A challenge where you can make a forecast – Weather Labs wants you to get talking. You have a story to tell that everyone will want to know.
Old Weather Records
Why not help digitising old weather records from WW1 ships?
Making Weather Observations
There is lots of information about making weather observations on our website here.
You can find 4 lessons to teach weather, climate and climate change here. Although not specifically designed for clubs, they are full of ideas for experiments, debates etc.
eVACuate – a forecasting game/ exercise from the Met Office. Can you keep the inhabitants of Green Island out of danger from an erupting volcano?
Lego weather station
Can you design and build a structure to shield a temperature sensor? More information here.
Find some ideas for weather forecasting competitions to run in your club here.
There is a set of resources using weather maps to let students have a go at presenting a weather forecast here.
The Royal Meteorological Society has some ambassadors, who might be able to come and help out with your school club. To find out more contact email@example.com
Other School Weather Clubs
Here are some school weather clubs online that we know about: Maiden Erlegh School (Reading, Berkshire) has its own Weather Club, run by a Geography teacher, for pupils in Years 7-9. They meet weekly after school and take part in a whole range of weather related activities – conducting weather experiments, making models, measuring the weather and much more. They are lucky to have hosted two different guest speakers from the Met Office and they have also been to a local feeder primary school to host a Weather Workshop with Year 6s. They are fortunate to have their own automated weather station that collects data and publishes it live to the internet. It has forged strong community links and has made the local press on a number of occasions.
Nodehill Middle School
If you know of any others, please tell us!
Weather experiments and demonstrations
You can find some ideas for things to make and do here.
DIY Pictures From Space!
Find out how to launch a school weather balloon to take measurements and pictures of the Earth’s atmosphere up into the mid-stratosphere.
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