Schools Weather Wall
Encourage your students to dive into the world of meteorology with this fun and interactive education initiative. Scitech is partnering with 7 News Regional WA to give WA schools the chance to feature on their local weather report for a whole term.
Teaching the importance of weather forecasting helps to enhance students’ Science as a Human Endeavour studies, and gives them the opportunity to develop their Science Inquiry Skills. As part of our Schools Weather Wall initiative, you’ll team up with other regional and remote schools across Western Australia to submit important weather data to Scitech.
Each school is given four items of weather-measuring equipment (which you get to keep). Over the term your students will monitor local minimum and maximum temperatures, rainfall, wind direction and cloud information. Then we send the information to the 7 News Regional WA television network.
Your students won’t need too much encouragement to watch the local nightly weather report. And they’ll get bragging rights when your school’s name, and the data they worked so hard to collect, is featured.
Pre Primary – Year 6
Open to regional and remote schools only
It’s a hands on-activity…reading the tools (rain gauge/thermometer). Provides opportunities for discussions of weather in general. There’s Family engagement when the weather is on television – Balingup Primary School, Nov 2018
Submit a Report here.
Join for next term
If you’d like to join in for next term’s Schools’ Weather Wall, fill out our Expression of interest form.
To find out more about the Schools’ Weather Wall, send us an email or call 9215 0740.
Public recognition, the students felt more important and conscientious of their job to read the weather as their name was going to be seen or heard on the news – Moorine Rock Primary School, Nov 2019
Information about the weather
The Bureau of Meteorology homepage: www.bom.gov.au
The Bureau of Meteorology weather education portal: www.bom.gov.au/lam/
Want to enhance your student’s science learning? Why not hire a DIY science kit for your classroom!