Make Your Own Weather Station

60 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Outdoors

Make your own weather station



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Make Your Own Weather Station

60 Minutes | Beavers,Cubs,Scouts | Outdoors

  • Scissors/craft knives
  • Coloured tape or marker pens
  • Smartphone, tablet or time lapse camera
  • Jam jar
  • Balloon
  • Lollipop stick
  • Cardboard
  • Sticky tape

  1. Remove the lid of the jam jar and attach the jar to the base board
  2. Use the balloon to seal the top of the jar and tape the lollipop stick to the centre of the balloon
  3. Draw a measuring scale on a piece of cardboard and position it so that one end of the lollipop stick points to the scale on the cardboard
  4. As air pressure increases, it pushes down on the balloon, causing the tip of the stick to rise on the scale
  5. When it decreases, the air in the jar expands, pushing the tip down on the scale

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Make Your Own Weather Station completes requirements for the following badges

Beaver - Experiment


Cub - Scientist


Scout - Scientist