How To Make Your Own Barometer!


Nerd in the Brain

Barometer Featured Pic | Nerd in the BrainFor reasons that will be revealed later in the month, I’m on sort of a weather kick right now…and that means that all of this month’s STEAM activities will be focused on the weather. Yep, a whole month of sunny, rainy, cloudy, stormy fun! 🙂 I think building our very own barometer (an essential meteorologic tool!) seems like a fantastic way to kick this project off.

The dinosaurs worked hard packing the Science Suitcase with all that we would need to build a barometer at home:

Science Suitcase | Nerd in the Brain

Let’s open the Science Suitcase and see what lurks inside! (For those following along at home, we’ll provide a list of everything the dinosaurs feel like you’ll need for this activity.)

Science BreakSupplies:

  • a small jar with relatively straight sides
  • a balloon
  • a drinking straw
  • tape
  • scissors
  • rubber bands
  • ruler
  • pen
  • a piece of thick, white paper
  • decorative or colored paper (optional)
  • a…

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