Make a hailstone and learn how hail is formed in this icy #SMOatHome!

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!

You probably have everything you need to make a barometer at home. Try making your own weather instrument in this #SMOatHome!

Revealing the wonder of weather — and in this case, vortexes — is something we can all do at home. After you complete this project, you’ll have your own tornado in a bottle!

Low-pressure systems are associated with wind, clouds, and even precipitation. By using air pressure to crush a can, we can investigate why this is!

Bring a little rain cloud inside with shaving cream, water, and food coloring!

Learn what creates thunder and lightning and then make some lightning with things you have at home!

Meteorologists use a lot of data! You can keep a log of the weather and try to make predictions based on historical data with this #SMOatHome activity.

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!

Evaporation, condensation, preciptation, collection — with just a window, some water, and a resealable bag, you can create your own water cycle!

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 got the weather science started today with a trip to the SMO Gardens and learning about the challenges of Oklahoma weather and gardening – now we’re going to make a cloud in a jar!

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!