Fieldwork

Making weather observations and using weather and climate data in schools


Here are some ideas for simple, fun weather related fieldwork which you can try out in the school grounds. We started off with 10,
Topics: Fieldwork in Geography
How big is a raindrop? Collect data and analyse mode, mean and median, range, interquartile range and standard deviation
Topics: Observations and Data
A microclimate is the distinctive climate of a small-scale area, such as a garden, park, valley or part of a city
Topics: Observations and Data
Introduction Project ideas: 1. How accurate are weather forecasts for my local area?2. A survey of how the temperature changes in my back garden3.
We have made a cloud wheel that can be cut out and used to identify clouds. Simply download the pdf, cut out the two
Topics: Observations and Data
How to measure wind speed and direction using bubbles Equipment Bubble blowing kit Stopwatch or phone Compass or compass app Bubble Chase to Measure
Topics: Observations and Data
For Independent Investigations / A Level Non-Examined Assessment (NEA). Kestrels are available for loan.
Topics: Fieldwork in Geography
Resources to help with identifying clouds and the processes which cause them.
Topics: Observations and Data
An introduction to Urban Heat Islands and how to measure them.
Topics: Observations and Data
The rainbow is a familiar sight when the sun is shining and rain is falling. It can also be seen in the spray from
Topics: Observations and Data
High wispy clouds Related Demonstrations and Experiments Cirrus Uncinus Have you ever noticed clouds like those in the upper part of the picture on
Topics: Observations and Data
What is the difference between fog and mist and other fog questions. Fog is literally a cloud on the ground. It can cover vast
Topics: Observations and Data
The picture shows a view south over Poolewe, north-west Scotland. It was taken at 14:00 UTC on 10 June 1963 and shows something unusual:
Topics: Observations and Data
Typical Summer Clouds Related Demonstrations and Experiments  Clouds like those in the picture to the right are very commonly observed. They are called ‘cumulus’
Topics: Observations and Data
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