Did you make a robotic hand or arm yesterday? We’d love to see it here at the Left-handed Lemon if you did, so send us a picture and not only could we feature you on the Science Department Instagram feed, but you could win a prize too!
Today we are going to look at how boring old data can be made more interesting.
Us British are known around the world for complaining about the weather, so in today’s experiment. we are going to show you how to make a rain gauge and look at the creative side of weather forecasting.
You are going to have to wait a while to gather your data, so it’;s best to set up your rain gauge and leave it for a while. Instructions can to do this are found here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools/other-content/other-resources/weather-station/rain-gauge
Once you have built your rain gauge, you need to use it to collect data. Remember to check it every day for at least 7 days. You might want to think about how you could make this a fair test so that your data is reliable and whether there is any other data you could collect o go along with your rainfall data.
Remember to record your data in a in a table or on an Excel spreadsheet, so that you have got it all in one place.
Once you have at least 7 days worth of data, you can start to get creative in how you display it – you could use code, Lego, stop motion video or an other method that you want.
Don’t forget to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of your data display. You could win a Science week prize!
If you want to have a go at tomorrow’s experiment, you will need clear vinegar (not malt) and some baking soda, (bicarbonate of soda).
Until next time, Keep calm and apply some Science!
Today’s activity has been taken from the pack available to download from https://www.britishscienceweek.org/