Measuring the Weather
Objective: To be able to draw, describe and explain the use and siting of the following instruments at a weather station: rain gauge, maximum-minimum thermometer, wet and dry bulb thermometer (hygrometer), barometer, anemometer and wind vane..
Starter: Make a note of the two definitions below in your book/software.
Weather: The current state of the atmosphere in regards to temperature, cloud cover, wind speed and direction, precipitation, humidity etc.
Climate: The average (general/normal) weather conditions that a region or country experiences. Climate is averaged over a number of years.
Task 1 - Why is recording and understanding the weather important? Make a list of the different groups of people whose lives are closely linked to the weather.
name the weather recording equipment
Above are a range of images of the different weather instruments that were stated in the lesson objective. Click on each one to enlarge. The choices are as follows:
*Wet and dry bulb thermometers (hygrometers)
*Max Min thermometer
Task 2 - Use the worksheet to the right to complete the tasks as set out
Stevenson Screen & Weather - A Stevenson Screen is often used to collect weather data from many different sites. The nearest one to us in on the roof of IST above reception!
Task 3 - Watch the student-made video above right and annotate the key features of the Stevensons Screen onto the second page of your worksheet. Don't forget to include information on:
1. Design features (colour, gaps, above ground etc)
2. Where they should be sited
3. What equipment you generally find inside.
Add a header and footer with your name on, before spell checking and printing the work out to hand to your teacher.