Lessons in this Chapter:
16.1 Weather and Water in the Atmosphere
16.2 Changing Weather
16.4 Weather Forecasting
The activity for this chapter is to record weather observations every day. You can use the activities in the T&K Climate and Weather Kit or the Weather Station Kit shown below, or make the Rain Gauge and Anemometer from the resources in the Hands-On Activities tab below and add a simple thermometer to gather data. You can also pull information from the web for your area. The Track Weather Like a Meteorologist activity will give you some ideas and has a table you can use. You can also have your child make a table to track only the information you will be gathering. Then record the weather data each day at the same time. At the end of this chapter (or longer, if you wish), have your child graph some of the data.
If you would rather purchase some weather tracking equipment, try this weather station: