Online Geography Resources


Measuring the Weather

Geography Starter


Why is it important that we can measure the weather?
So extreme weather events can be correctly predicted > see the Review section.
Geography Activities


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Rain Gauge
Maximum-Minimum Thermometer
Whirling Psychrometer
Rain Gauge | Source
Maximum-Minimum Thermometer | Source
Whirling Psychrometer | Source
Wind Vane
Barometer | Source
Anemometer | Source
Wind Vane | Source

Task One

Draw a labelled diagram for each of the six weather instruments.

Task Two

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator. He is best known for drawings of eccentric machines and "Heath Robinson" has entered the language (in British usage) as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contraption.
Design and draw a 'Heath Robinson' weather station.
Geography Review


Measuring the Weather Crossword

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