We've provided illustrations of various instruments for measuring the weather, and ask children to find out about them - what they are called, for what they are used and how they work. We then ask them to do some research to find another instrument, draw it and describe it.
Instruments For Measuring The Weather Worksheet
Measuring the rain in the UK can be very rewarding - at least you won't have to wait too long to get a result! Here are instructions for making a simple homemade rain gauge out of a plastic bottle - perfect for your experiments in measuring the weather.
Here is a brilliant scientific craft / experiment - making your own anemometer out of paper cups and sticks, and them learning how to measure the wind speed. You will end up with a very rough answer but a good understanding of how a real anemometer works!