Home Weather Station
This Home Weather Station is a perfect gift for the many young weather enthusiast out there. This low-priced weather station lets you measure the three main weather parameters. temperature, precipitation and wind speed. Making it a daily thing makes this a perfect project to engage in with you kids. They can then see the changes in temperature and rain during the period you choose. Whether it is just for a summer or a whole year, the learning process are great. Keeping a logbook and weekly or monthly drawing graphs of the observed temperatures add even more knowledge to the kids.
If you don't want to plant anything in the bottle, you can fill it with stones or marbles. This point is important as this is used to add extra weight to the device, Some have reported that the device is to light and fall over easily. All this have failed to add weight to the weather station.
To be honest, it you are looking for a full blown weather station, you have not found the correct product. This Home Weather Station is perfect for kids that want to learn a little about the weather and how you measure the different weather parameters. The wind gauge don't give you the wind speed in mph, just a visual sign on how fast the wind moves. The temperature and precipitation are measurable by scales as any other home weather station.
If you plan to set it up outside on a permanent bases, reading the values and report it to Weather Underground or other weather sites, you might want to check out some other models.
4M, the same company that made the weather station have also made other measuring devices for kids. All the products in the Green Sience series gives your kids a fun and exitcing learning expericen.
I know, reading the instructions is not fun, even if that could be considered a part of the learning experience for the kids. I recommend to watch the videos found on the net to get started faster. Nothing kills the fun faster than a parent that can figure out what part goes where when the young and rising science star needs help with assembling the weather station. Best to be prepared.
Watch this to get started with your new Weather Station
I good idea is to get a notebook and keep the measurements and make graphs for each week. For each week you can make a graph like in the image and then when the month is over, a graph for the whole month can be drawn. The easiest is just to make one graph for each parameter, but the more advanced version would be to make arrows for the wind speed, columns for the rain and a graph for the temperate. More like a professional meteogram.