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Grow Your Own Meteorologist With The 4M Weather Station Kit

Updated on February 6, 2014

Learning to foretell the weather is a life skill. The earlier you learn the easier it is to retain. Having a tool like the 4M Weather Station Kit would be a great first step, an introductory to meteorology.

My first introduction was through experiments I did as a Cub Scout making my own barometer and hygrometer. Learning to tell the different cloud types also taught me what weather patterns were. Most of my activities at that time were outside so knowing "when to get out of the rain" was a skill I learned quickly.

Having a weather station all together in one place like the 4M Weather Station Kit, would have greatly enhanced my learning and enjoyment of discovering the connections between different weather phenomena. Then again, making your own instruments may well instill a deeper and longer interest in the subject. If you want to see a way to make your own instruments you can see my lens on How to Make a Mini Weather Station .

The other bonus of the 4M Weather Station Kit is the terrarium. Complement your experience with your mini weather station kit by growing a bottle garden. See how temperature, pressure and humidity affect your plants. You can even carry on your bottle garden through the winter months when it may not be possible or feasible to garden outside.

Learning to grow a bottle garden can be done in an apartment as well so you don't have to be in an suburban or rural property. Big cities are known to create or affect local weather so it would be interesting to see how.

To learn more of growing a bottle garden visit Bottle Gardens and Hanging Glass Terrariums

The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting (Williamson Kids Can! Series)
The Kids' Book of Weather Forecasting (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

A perfect complement for you 4M Weather Station Kit.

Weather Forecasting Handbook (5th Edition)
Weather Forecasting Handbook (5th Edition)

When you need to go beyond the basic meteorological background. This is a must.

Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Complete Home Weather Station
Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Complete Home Weather Station

If there is continued interest then advance to the wireless digital weather system. Become a backyard Pro.


"There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."

-John Ruskin

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: That would be a great skill to instill. I wish you the best.

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      BunnyFabulous 3 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a weather and map nerd, so this sounds really cool to me. Maybe when my daughter gets a bit older we'll play with it together.