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Weather is ever present, ever changing and always interesting.

Have a look at these Science Learning Hub links to see how they might fit in to your weather unit.

General weather concepts and activities

Cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes – Article

Extreme weather – Article

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Episode 3: Weather – Article

Gaseous atmosphere – Article

Space weather – Article

Making a thermometer – Activity

Making a weather vane and compass – Activity

Making a rain gauge – Activity

Making a barometer – Activity

Making an anemometer – Activity


Lightning location network – Article

Lightning explained – Article

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up Episode 1: Lightning – Article

Space weather – Article

Lightning – Image

Steps in lightning production – Image

Thundercloud charges – Image

Weather balloon being released – Image

Lightning – Video

Lightning research – Video

I am continually amazed by how many things we can improve... applying what we already know in better, more effective ways.

Dr Eric Scharpf

Weather and the water cycle

H2O On the Go – Unit plan

Earth system – Article

Water and weather – Article

Building a water cycle – Activity

What is the Earth system? – Activity

New Zealand weather map – Image

Rain – Image

The water cycle – Image

Weather satellite orbits – Image

Satellites and weather

Satellites to study Antarctic atmosphere – NZ Research

Satellite sensing – Article

Weather satellite orbits – Image

Our research is contributing to the big topic of climate change... We are trying to understand it and find a solution so we can mitigate and adapt to our future climate.

Dr Katja Riedel


Observing clouds and weather – Article

Clouds and the weather – Activity

Precipitation and cloud formation – Activity

Seeing through clouds – Article

Towering cumulus clouds – Image

Cloud roads – Image


    Published 17 June 2015, Updated 14 June 2017 Referencing Hub articles