There are many ways to explore science and weather from home with endless websites dedicated to it. However, the best way to learn is by experimenting!
We have five easy make-at-home weather instruments that are all a great STEM supplemental activity. It's not just making them, but also in recording data and logging what happens at your home using the instruments you make!
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR OWN RAIN GAUGE. The first weather instrument is a simple one to use and of all of these is the most likely to be useful and accurate as some of the other ones will take some time to calibrate and once built.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR OWN THERMOMETER. This one is more difficult and will take some time/effort to turn into one that works with some degree (pun intended) of accuracy.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR OWN BAROMETER. Fairly simple to make, but like the thermometer it's a bit tricky to calibrate because you have to compare what the pressure is when you build it because the pointer will move relative to where it was when the glass is sealed by the balloon.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HYDROMETER. A hydrometer measures humidity in the air. Like the thermometer and barometer, this works best when made when the atmosphere is fairly neutral, in this case when the atmosphere is neither super dry or humid.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR OWN ANEMOMETER. An anemometer measures wind speed. This experiment does not require any calibration, but there is not indication of wind speed other than observing how fast the cups spin. It is a fairly easy build, though.