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Weather Related Science Projects for Kids (and their parents)

Updated on August 20, 2013

Fun Weather Experiments for Children

This is dedicated to science projects for kids and the rest of the family, to help with understanding weather and other aspects of meteorology. These are all weather experiments and projects that you can make freely on your own. I think they would be good for all school age child. Meteorology is an excellent beginning for the budding scientist in your family!

If you are looking for fun, yet educational activities for you and your family, then this is the place for you.

This is meant to be a helpful resource for anyone including, but not limited to:

  Classroom Education

  Home Schools

  Summer Education

  Scouting Groups

  Community and Environmental education

  Science Fair Projects

  Caring Parents

Each of these weather experiments should be done with a parent's approval and guidance.

Barometer

A barometer measures air pressure

You will need the following:

A glass or beaker with straight (vertical) sides

A ruler (12 inch)

Clear tape

One foot of clear plastic tubing (or a clear straw)

A stick of chewing gum

Water

The glass and ruler -

Begin by standing the ruler straight up in the glass and holding it against the side. Tape the ruler to the inside of the glass. Make sure that you can see the numbers on the ruler.

The plastic tube -

Stand the plastic tube against the ruler in the glass. Make sure that the tube is not touching the bottom of the glass by positioning the tube up a half inch on the ruler. Secure the tube by taping it to the ruler.

The gum and water -

Chew the stick of gum so that it is soft. While you're chewing the gum, fill the glass with water, about halfway to the top of the glass. Use the plastic tube like a straw and draw the water half way up the tube. Use your tongue to trap the water in the tube. Quickly stick the gum to the top of the tube to seal it.

Make a mark on the ruler to record where the water level is in the tube. Each time you notice a change in the water level, make another mark. You'll notice, over time, that the water level rises and falls. Pay attention to the change in weather as the water level changes.

Does the water rise or fall when it is about to rain?

Explanation:

The water in the tube rises and falls because of the air pressure on the water in the glass.

As the air pressure increases (meaning more atmospheric pressure) on the water in the glass, water is pushed up into the tube, causing the water level to rise in the tube.

When the air pressure decreases on the water in the glass, some of the water will move down out of the tube, causing the water level to fall.

The change in barometric pressure will help you to forecast the weather.

Decreasing air pressure often indicates the approach of a low pressure area, which often brings clouds and precipitation. Increasing air pressure often means that a high pressure area is approaching, bringing with it clearing or fair weather.

This plastic bottle was closed at approximately 2,000 m altitude, then brought back to sea level. It was crushed by air pressure.

Video: How to make a barometer

 

Hygrometer

A hygrometer measures humidity (amount of moisture in the air)

You will need the following:

A piece of wood or flat, hard foam (about 10 inches long and 4 inches wide)

A flat piece of plastic (about 3 inches long and 3 inches wide) thin enough that you can cut

2 small nails

3 long strands of human hair (about 8 inches long)

A dime

Glue

Tape

Hammer

Scissors (able to cut plastic)

The plastic, dime, glue, tape, and a nail -

Cut the piece of plastic into a triangular shape. Then, tape the dime onto the plastic, near the point.

Poke one of the nails through the plastic pointer, near the base of the triangle. Wiggle the nail until the pointer moves freely and loosely around the nail.

A bit of hair and glue -

On the plastic pointer, between the dime and the nail hole, glue the hair strands to the plastic.

The piece of wood, a nail, and the hair -

Position the pointer on the wood or foam base about three quarters of the way down the side (Refer to picture at right). Attach the nail to the base. The pointer must be able to turn easily around the nail. Attach the other nail to the base about one to two inches from the top of the base, in line with the pointer.

Pull the hair strands straight and tight so that the pointer points parallel to the ground. Make sure the point of the pointer is perpendicular (like a T) to the hair. The hair should hang perfectly vertical and the pointer should point perfectly horizontal.

Glue and the hair -

Glue the ends of the hair to the nail. If the hair is too long, trim it down.

Explanation:

The cells in the human hair will indicate the level of moisture in the air by expanding and contracting.

When the air is moist, the hair will expand and lengthen, making the pointer point down. When the air is dry, the hair will contract and shorten, making the pointer point up.

You can make your hygrometer observations each day. You should make a mark to indicate where the pointer points. After a while, you will be able to see the humidity patterns that will help you forecast the weather.

 

Anemometer

An anemometer measures wind speed

An anemometer is a device that tells you how fast the wind is blowing. A real anemometer will be able to accurately measure how fast the wind is blowing. However, yours will give you only approximation (not as accurately) of the wind speed.

You will need the following:

5 3-5 ounce paper cups

2 Straight plastic straws (any color)

1 Straight pin or push pin

1 Pencil with eraser (larger the eraser, the better)

Paper hole punch

A small stapler

A pad of paper (to record wind "speeds")

A marker (to write on a cup)

Scissors

Ruler

Paper cups, paper punch, and a ruler -

Take four of the paper cups. Using the paper punch, punch one hole in each cup, about a half inch below the rim. Use the ruler, if you need to measure it.

With the fifth cup, punch a hole in the bottom center it. Next, punch four equally spaced holes about a quarter inch below the rim. This will be referred to as the 4-hole cup.

The punched cups, straws, and the stapler -

Take one of the four cups and push a straw through the hole. Fold the end of the straw, and staple it to the side of the cup across from the hole. Repeat this process for another 1-hole cup and the second straw.

Slide one cup and straw assembly through two opposite holes in the cup with four holes. Push another 1-hole cup onto the end of the straw just pushed through the 4-hole cup. Bend the straw and staple it to the 1-hole cup, making certain that the cup faces in the opposite direction from the first cup.

Repeat this procedure using the other cup and straw assembly and the remaining 1-hole cup.

Align the four cups so that their open ends face in the same direction (either clockwise or counterclockwise) around the center cup. Push the straight pin through the two straws where they intersect. Push the eraser end of the pencil through the bottom hole in the center cup. Push the pin into the end of the pencil eraser as far as it will go.

Your anemometer is ready!

Outside, and a marker -

Take the anemometer outside.

Your anemometer should rotate with the wind. It need not be pointed into the wind to spin.

Make a small, yet visible mark on one of the cups. By seeing the mark as the anemometer spins, you will be able to count the revolutions.

Outside, pad of paper, a pencil -

Record the number of times that cup makes a complete revolution (a complete cirle) around the vertical-axis (pencil) in a minute. This number will be the revolutions per minute or RPM.

Record your results on this data collection sheet.

Try this at different times in a day or on different days.

Record the wind conditions such as: no wind, light winds, medium wings, heavy winds, very heavy winds.

Do you notice a pattern?

Does the anemometer spin faster in the morning, afternoon or evening?

Is it more windy when there is a storm approaching?

Explanation:

An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is one instrument used in a weather station. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, meaning wind.

The simplest type of anemometer is the cup anemometer, invented (1846) by Dr. John Thomas Romney Robinson, of Armagh Observatory. It consisted of four hemispherical cups each mounted on one end of four horizontal arms, which in turn were mounted at equal angles to each other on a vertical shaft. The air flow past the cups in any horizontal direction turned the cups in a manner that was proportional to the wind speed. Therefore, counting the turns of the cups over a set time period produced the average wind speed for a wide range of speeds. On an anemometer with four cups it is easy to see that since the cups are arranged symmetrically on the end of the arms, the wind always has the hollow of one cup presented to it and is blowing on the back of the cup on the opposite end of the cross. Reference: Wikipedia

A hemispherical cup anemometer of the type invented in 1846 by Dr. John Thomas Romney Robinson.

Video: How to make an anemometer - A different way to make an anemometer

 

Distance of Lightning

How far away is the thunderstorm?

You will need the following:

One thunderstorm

A watch (preferably a stopwatch) or the ability to count

The ability to divide numbers

It takes only three steps!

1. After you see a flash of lightning, count the number of seconds until you hear the thunder.

How many seconds did it take?

2. For every 5 seconds counted, the lightning is one mile away.

3. Divide the number of seconds you count by 5 to get the number of miles.

Example:

10 seconds would be 2 miles away

18 seconds would be 3.6 miles away

Why do you see the lightning before hearing the thunder?

If you answered; light (from the lightning) travels faster than sound (from the thunder), you're correct!

What causes thunder?

Thunder is caused by lightning. When a lightning bolt travels from the cloud to the ground it actually opens up a small "hole" through the air, called a channel. Once the lightning is gone the air collapses back in and creates a sound wave that we hear as thunder.

See where lightning is happening right now in the USA! Click here

*More about thunderstorms

 

Make Your Own Lightning

Makre your own "lightning"

You will need the following:

A small piece of wool fabric

An aluminum pie pan

Styrofoam plate

A pencil with a new eraser

1 thumbtack

Thumbtack, aluminum pie pan, the pencil -

Turn the aluminum pie pan upside-down and push the thumbtack through the center.

Push the eraser end of the pencil into the thumbtack. The pencil should be standing straight up.

Put the styrofoam plate upside-down on a table. Very quickly, rub the bottom of the styrofoam plate with the wool for a minute or two.

Pick up the aluminum pie pan using the pencil as a handle and place it on top of the upside-down styrofoam plate that you were just rubbing with the wool.

Touch the aluminum pie pan with your finger. You should feel a shock. If you don't feel anything, try rubbing the styrofoam plate again with the wool.

Once you feel the shock, try turning the lights out before you touch the pan again.

What did you see?

Explanation:

The answer is; static electricity, which refers to "the accumulation of excess electric charge in a region with poor electrical conductivity (an insulator), such that the charge accumulation persists".

Lightning happens when the negative charges, which are called electrons, in the bottom of the cloud (or in this experiment your finger) are attracted to the positive charges, which are called protons, in the ground or in this experiment the aluminum pie pan. The spark that you had seen is like a miniature lightning bolt!

 

Tornado in a Jar

The purpose of this experiment is to observe how a vortex forms.

You will need the following:

A mayonnaise type of jar (with lid, for less mess)

Water

Clear liquid dish soap

Vinegar

A pinch of glitter (optional)

Fill the jar 3/4 full of water.

Put in one teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of dish soap.

Sprinkle in a small amount of glitter. *You can also use food coloring.

Close the lid and twist the jar to see a vortex like a tornado form. You can also use a spoon or twizzle stick to create the vortex (without the lid on, of course!).

Explanation:

As you twist the jar, the fluid toward the inside takes longer to get moving. After you stop rotating the jar, the fluid inside keeps spinning. A mini tornado can be seen for a few seconds when the outer fluid slows down and the inner fluids continue to spin rapidly.

*More about tornadoes

 

Making a Cloud in a Glass

You will need the following:

A clear glass or similar see-through container

Warm water

Ice

Metal dish (or another flat object that transfers the cold well)

Place the ice into the metal dish. Wait for it to be really cold.

Pour a small amount of warm water into the bottom of the glass.

Place the cold plate on top of the glass.

Do you see a "cloud" forming?

You should see a "cloud" form near the top of the glass.

Explanation:

This is the way clouds form in the real world. Warm, moist air like that in your glass, is cooled (cold plate). When the warm, moist air is cooled it condenses into tiny water droplets, which appear as clouds.

 

Make a Rainbow

You will need the following:

A clear glass jar with a wide mouth

Water

A mirror (small enough to fit in glass)

A Flashlight

A room with white walls

First, fill the glass with water. Then, carefully place the small mirror into the glass jar, at an angle.

Next, turn the lights off so that you will able to see the rainbow better.

Last, aim the flashlight toward the mirror in the jar. Change the angle of light from the flashlight or change the angle of the mirror until you can see the rainbow on the wall or ceiling.

What colors do you see?

Explanation:

The mirror reflects light as it passes through the water, traveling at an angle. The water refracts (or bends) the light. As light bends, it separates into the colors of the rainbow, which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

 

Science Kits that You can Purchase

A Ready-made Weather Experiment Kit

Scientific Explorer's My First Weather Science and Learning Kit
Scientific Explorer's My First Weather Science and Learning Kit

Product Features

* A great way to introduce your child to the wonders of weather at an early age!

* Learn how a tornado forms

* Make instruments to test weather conditions

* What is the "eye of a storm" or "windsppe"? Learn about weather terms

* Become a weather expert as you chart daily weather patterns

 
Edu-Toys  Tree of Knowledge Weather Science Kit
Edu-Toys Tree of Knowledge Weather Science Kit

Product Features

* Build your own barometer, weather rain, rain gauge

* Observe the weather traits

* Make a rainbow, produce clouds, lightening, and rain

* For ages 8 and above

 

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      What a great lens of ideas for anyone looking after kids :-)

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      The explanations for all the scientific equipment is inspiring.

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      This is like MacGuyver as a meteorologist.

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      Madonnahardcandy 8 years ago

      Gotta try out a few of them. Look like fun. :D

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      richard_wheeler 8 years ago

      I remember in the 7th grade where our science had the entire class participate in an experiment where all the students got to find out a little about electricity. It was a fun and weird experiment.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Here's another great one. Take a small jar (I use a babyfood jar) and stretch a piece of balloon over the top and secure it with a rubberband. Place it inside another jar and stretch a balloon over the top of it. Any change in the air pressure will affect the balloons and the trapped air inside.

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      triathlontraini1 8 years ago

      Oh thank you Elizabeth!

      I'll have to give it a try. Very cool! :)

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      GregGiordano 8 years ago

      My kids love hands on science experiements such as these. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      Lots of interesting and fun stuff. I can see my kids enjoying these hands-on activities. They are very curious but it's much better to actually show them and let them participate than to just give them a verbal explanation. SquidAngle blessings for a really useful lens! ^:)^

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Make your own lightning really works its awesome.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yay I done it for the grade five science day project.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      Fun Stuff! We did a lot of this kind of thing when we were homeschooling.

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      Awesome lens! Thank you for this collection of projects. Going into my favorites for sure!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Fantastic resource! I love studying weather. We could have used this lens when my kids were little and we were homeschooling. Congratulations on the purple star!

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      Thank you everyone! :)

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      My son who is a weatherman now. Would have probably loved these things when he was little.

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      @SpellOutloud: That is wonderful to hear! I hope the experiments and projects inspire more questions. :)

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      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I've taken up kite flying (not during the winter) and love to watch the sky. The lighting moving picture is beautiful. There's nothing like a storm like that and the freshness of the air during and after. No, I don't fly kites in a lightening storm.

      When my grandchildren get older they will find out about some of the science experiments from this lens. I'm sure it will fun and make some big eyes even bigger.

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      You worked a lot on this lens! It's extremely creative! Don't know where you found all these experiments and ideas but worth the visit!

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      Great projects! This is an awesome resource for parents. Thank you!

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      Favorited and 5 *****

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      How cool!

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      @VarietyWriter2: Thank you! :D

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      aitsavemyfiles 6 years ago

      Awesome lens, my girls aren't quite old enough to appreciate these experiments yet but I'm bookmarking it for next summer.

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      Samantha Devereux 6 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Outstanding lens...I had to print off some rainy day kid distraction ideas!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      SO cool! I have this bookmarked to use when homeschooling my son. We're gonna have a BLAST! Thanks!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      These look fun. I think my daughter will want to make the Anemometer (new word for me). As soon as she wakes, I'll have her take a look. The wind has been howling here lately with autumn on the way and hurricanes passing offshore recently.

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      What A Great Lens. Very Fun and Informative For The Kids And Even The Parents Could Learn Something.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great experiment. Seems interesting enough, I will certainly try it, and I will recommend to some friends. How to make hot ice

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      thehiplady lm 6 years ago

      Love it. I've been reading about weather and will try some of these for sure

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      what a wonderful lens, my eldest is sience-aholic and I am sure he will want to try each on of those projects! love it

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Trippel WOW - so many fun things to do with children or for myself! Thanks

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      triathlontraini1 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: Have fun!

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      I'll certainly make some of your ideas with my kids. Thanks for sharing :)

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      What a great lens! Such a resourse for Homeschool moms :)

      Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This has always been one of my favorite lenses Shea, still is! Just thought I'd tell you that. Best wishes to you....always!

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      aligooner 6 years ago

      I like this lens, I might try some of these experiments.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      fantastic from someone who used to spend hours online looking for these resources, thanks for having them all in one place, you gave me a few ideas too

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      awesome lens.

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      Jeremy 6 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Great collection of experiments. I just might do a weather unit with my kids sometime soon!

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      Heidi Reina 6 years ago from USA

      Wonderfully described science projects. Blessed by an angel.

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      triathlontraini1 6 years ago

      @EdTecher: Huge Thank You! :D

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      robertpaul123 6 years ago

      Great things happen to great people. I am sure you would soon become a popular blogger on the internet if you keep on writing such interesting stuffâ¦

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      a really good website

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Great fun and educational lens. Angel Blessings!

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Love your lens. Adding to my favorites, lensrolling to my nature lenses, and blessing.

      ***Blessed by an Angel***

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Great Ideas for weather experiments. Weather is always an interesting topic and all these explanations are very helpful. Lensrolling to weather calendars! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens.TASKey.com

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      grandma deal 6 years ago

      Always looking for ways to entertain the grandkids while they're here. This is full of great things for them to do. Thank you for sharing.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Way cool - dad used to do these fun projects with us when we were kids. Learned more from him than in the classroom! I'm featuring this lens on my Brainy Kids Gifts lens as a learning resource I really like.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      i shall try my hand at making a rainbow too! thank you for this delightful lens! cheers

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      What a great resource, and no wonder it has a purple star! Lensrolling to my lens on 2011 Hurricane predictions and also Project Weather Scholarships.

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      Link2 LM 5 years ago

      Great lens. Learning about weather is fascinating. We especially like observing different shaped clouds and seeing rainbows. We can't wait to do some of the projects and see the results. Thank you for sharing.

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      @Link2 LM: Great work. Must of taken some time to do!

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Most valuable topic, earth science for study and science careers for kdis today ! I vote "Like" on this one. Will visit with you again soon. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      activities like this should be endorsed to our children as early as possible. In that way, they will be aware about environmental issues that we are facing now.

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      Buchamar 5 years ago

      I love this, need to start getting my grandson into science at an early age.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Buchamar: looks nice love it

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very good thankssssssssssssss

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Important topic for STEM Education. How do we connect this to STEM Challenges for teachers, students, PTA and Community support ? Conversations helps. Congrads on your Squidoo level. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      im a kid and don't like sciance but this amazed me

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      EducationInfo4U1 5 years ago

      Thanks for all of the neat projects! Gotta keep the kids thinking over the summer!

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      Natalia Toro 4 years ago

      This is a great page! I featured it on my list of hobbies under meteorology. Would you mind backlinking to it? You can find my lens here: https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/the-world-s-big...

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      JeanJohnson LM 4 years ago

      Will have to try some of these projects with the kids, great lens.

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      kulla 4 years ago

      Makes science interesting. Liked it.

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      coolaunt 4 years ago

      What a fantastic lens it will be bookmarked.

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      JackNorbridge 4 years ago

      I am going to make lightning using your method with the aluminum pie tin. What an easy experiment.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, This is the best kids activity lens, I've read so far.

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      cleansweeping 4 years ago

      I need to design more weather activities. Thanks for the resource!!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      Nice resources, Except the videos were both the same. Nice though.

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      steadytracker lm 3 years ago

      What a great education lens on weather. Than you so much for sharing this information.

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      PearlsForever 3 years ago

      Educational Lens! Great Work

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