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Cloud Weather Station

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Used years ago by seafarers to predict approaching storms, this historical device responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather. No need to tune into the news to see the next day’s forecast, just look at this Cloud Weather Station. The traditional way to forecast the weather with a modern twist!

  • $40.00
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The Storm Glass Barometer came into general use in the early 1700s. Sailors attached this instrument to the masts of their ships and by interpretation of the constantly changing crystal formations, relied upon it to forecast good weather and foreboding conditions at sea. The crystals in the glass respond to air pressure and atmospheric fluctuations to accurately predict the latest weather conditions. 

How to Predict the Weather:

  • Clear liquid: Bright and clear weather
  • Cloudy liquid: Cloudy, possible thunderstorms & rain
  • Small dots in the liquid: Humid or foggy weather
  • Large flaky crystals: Cloudy skies, snow in winter
  • Threads of crystals at the top: Windy weather
  • Crystals at the bottom: Frost may be coming

Made from high quality glass with a beech wood base, it makes for an attractive and practical desktop display, allowing the observer to forecast the possibility of clear skies, wind, snow, storms or rain. The perfect gift for those hard to buy for!

What’s in the box:

  • Beech wood base
  • Storm glass
  • Instruction leaflet

Packaging dimensions: 126 x 110 x 51mm

This product makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.  


Content Descriptor

Year 5 - ACSSU077

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways

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