Fieldwork

Making weather observations and using weather and climate data in schools


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
If you’ve ever looked at an Ordnance Survey Map, you’ll have seen the contours – lines joining places which are the same height above
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
Make a sundial A sundial used to be used to tell the time. The sun makes a shadow on the dial…
Topics: Instruments
Automatic Weather Stations An automatic weather station usually consists of a number of outdoor weather sensors which communicate with a display unit indoors, which
Topics: Instruments, Observations and Data
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