Rainstorms are one of the most exciting parts of the spring and fall in Oklahoma. To know exactly how much it rained, you’ll need a special instrument called a rain gauge — and you probably have everything you need right around your house to make one!
It's hard to think about spring in Oklahoma without thinking of wind! Spring in Oklahoma means wind, and a wind vane is just the tool to tell us the direction of all that wind. This instrument points the direction the weather is coming from, or wind direction. Let's make one!
We often don't see what affects our daily lives, like air. When we think of air and weather, we may often think about high- and low-pressure systems. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could actually visualize these high- and low-pressure systems and the convection currents that result when they meet?
We’re going to have some temperature swings this weekend — you can make your own weather instrument to measure the atmospheric pressure with just a few supplies like this one that Kirsten, one of our museum educators made at home!