Fieldwork

Making weather observations and using weather and climate data in schools


WOW
The Met Office’s Weather Observations Website (WOW) is a rich source of weather data for locations in the UK and worldwide.  Here  are some
Topics: Observations and Data
Can you predict when it is going to rain where you are?
Topics: Weather Clubs
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
Topics: Weather Clubs
These pages give practical advice for pupils and teachers on weather-related projects that could be undertaken. In addition, there is general guidance and advice
Topics: Instruments
Schools, teachers and Society members in the UK can borrow instruments such as anemometers, thermometers, rain gauges, infrared thermometers and Kestrel weather stations from
Topics: Fieldwork in Geography, Instruments
With a bit of care and a few precautions, weather observations can be made quite accurately at school or home. This page contains guidance
Topics: Observations and Data
How to Launch a School Weather Balloon In May 2013 we sent a weather balloon into the stratosphere, carrying a digital camera and GPS
Topics: Weather Balloons
Weather and climate data sources and resources to support schools making their own observations.
Topics: Observations and Data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur7CSB4wLuI&feature=emb_title If you’ve ever looked at an Ordnance Survey Map, you’ll have seen the contours – lines joining places which are the same height
Topics: Observations and Data
Make your own Raingauge for measuring the amount of rain Equipment: A 2 litre clear PLASTIC DRINKS BOTTLE
Topics: Instruments
Make your own Hygrometer Wet and Dry Bulb Thermometers measure relative humidity Equipment: Clean, empty 1 pint milk/soup CARTON
Topics: Instruments
Make your own Aneroid Barometer Measure Air Pressure Aneroid barometers do not use fluids such as mercury or alcohol.
Topics: Instruments
Measure air pressure Equipment: An empty 2 litre plastic water bottle. A ruler (30cm). Sellotape…
Topics: Instruments
DIY Wind Meter A simple anemometer Equipment: Stick or broom handle. 5x10cm pieces of thin string or cotton. Tissue paper…
Topics: Instruments
For measuring wind speed Equipment: 30cm of strong THREAD or fishing line. A PING PONG ball…
Topics: Instruments
Make a pine cone weather station A simple way to record the weather Equipment: A pine cone Method 1…
Topics: Instruments
Wind is used to power things, you might see large windmills in the countryside. What you will need: Windmill printout…
Topics: Instruments
The instrument used for measuring wind direction is called a wind vane.
Topics: Instruments
Thermometers are kept in special boxes (Stevenson screen) to protect them from sunshine, wind and the surroundings. You can make your own special box.
Topics: Instruments
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