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Weather Station Project
Transcript of Weather Station Project
What did I do to try and meet my aims?
I think the my method of collecting data was very efficient because it stuck in my head and I never forget to collect the data.
If I did the project again I would put my weather station in a better place in my garden so my cat wouldn't knock it over again.
Another good way of collecting weather data would be to put loads of different weather stations in different micro-climates to see how the temperate is effect e.g school. Or in class discus our result because we all live in different parts of London so it would be interesting to see the difference.
I really enjoyed this project because I found the making of my weather station fun and see the temperature daily to see if snow would be coming!!
Weather Station Project
Aim 1- To build your own weather station
Aim 2- To use your weather station to measure the weather twice a day for five days
Making my Weather
Rain gauge, Temperature, Measuring wind direction, Measuring wind speed, Measuring cloud cover
In conclusion, I thought there would be more rain, the most my rain gauge collected was 4mm. I also expected the wind to be stronger and the sky to be more densely covered with clouds. During my experiment the clouds seemed to be covering the sky more in the evening I also thought the sky would be covered more in the morning.
If I was to do this project again at a different time of year I would expect it to rain more but there to be less cloud cover and the temperature to higher which would affect the amount of rain being produced.
To meet my aims I made sure I try to measure the weather station twice a day at the same time in the morning and the evening so I wouldn't forget each day. In the morning I recorded the data collected from over-night at 7.30 (the same every morning for the five days). In the evening I recorded the data collected from during the day at 6.30 ( the same every evening for the five days)
How to make the Rain Gauge-
Find an empty 1 / 2 litre drinks bottle
Cut the bottle in half using scissors
Turn the other section of the bottle ( the cap end) and take the cap off and place the whole section into the main part of the bottle, forming a funnel
Measuring the Temperature-
Find a thermometer
Place thermometer outside
Measuring the Wind Direction-
Find I piece of toilet paper
Establish which direction is north
Hold the toilet paper at arms length and note which way the wind is blowing it
Measuring Wind Speed-
Use Beaufort scale
Measuring Cloud Cover-
Go outside and look at the sky above and decide how much it covered by clouds
If it's 0/8 it's clear but if it is 8/8 it's covered
Cloud Cover- Oktas
Wind Speed- The Beaufort scale
Wind Direction- Compass
By: Polly Forrester
What did I find?
What problems did I encounter?
During this experiment some problems keep occurring, like the wind over-night sometimes blow the bottle over letting out some rain collected making the experiment unfair.
Sometimes the wind direction is quite hard to measure because keeps changing like the toilet paper is a hard material to keep still it's flops to one side.
Thank you for listening!!!
Rain Gauge reading (mm)