Explore these links to learn about various meteorological instruments such as anemometer, thermometer, hydrometer, barometer, and weather balloons. Learn what type of atmospheric conditions each instrument measures. Read about the history and inventors of the weather instruments. Follow instructions and build your own wind and rain gauges, barometer, hydrometer, and other meteorological tools. Includes photographs, activities, flash cards, a word search, and online game.
This class activity can teach kids how to measure and record wind direction and speed, temperature, and participation. Includes PDF of meteorological tools: wind vane, rain and wind gauges, and an observation chart.
Follow highlighted page-numbers to view several photographs and read descriptions of meteorological instruments used on the North Pole. Select the "Taking Measurements" link to learn how meteorologists collect data from these instruments.