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We're forever blowing bubbles...

Posted by Rose Mar 4, 2011

Do you want to help with a spot of weather watching by blowing bubbles?

 

A new Climate survey has just begun and one of the fun, easy things you can do to take part is blow bubbles to measure wind speed and direction near the ground.

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But don't worry, you don't have to buy a bubble blowing kit to do this. Just watch the video below and learn how to make your own bubble blower cone using 2 sheets of paper.

 

 

Other cool things to do in the survey include looking out for plane trails  (contrails), watching cloud movement to record wind direction, and recording how hot or cold you feel.

 

Have a look at the Climate survey website to join in. Anyone in England can take part.

 

Read the recent news story about the Climate survey


The Climate survey is being conducted by the OPAL network with scientists from the Met Office and the Royal Meteorological Society. OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) is a nationwide partnership initiative that  inspires communities to discover, enjoy and protect their local  environments. It is led by Imperial College London and the Natural  History Museum is a partner.