15 Science & Weather Gift Ideas for Kids & Aspiring Meteorologists - Wind and Weather Tools (2022)

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Encouraging children and young people to be interested in science can yield all sorts of rewards later on in life. One way to promote an interest in scientific and technical fields is to give STEM gifts for kids (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Weather-related gifts can be especially accessible for children because weather is immersive and experiential– they see what the weather is like every day (it’s not an abstract concept).

We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for kids who are interested in weather below:

Great science & weather gift ideas for children

1. KidzLabs Tornado Maker Science Kit

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Here’s a great science gift for kids: a tornado simulator! This weather kit allows children to simulate tornados to learn about how vortexes work using water and a recycled bottle. Kids can put the kit together themselves (with adult supervision) and then run a “tornado experiment” which will wow family and friends.

Battery-powered (2 AAs not included). Requires a Phillips head screwdriver to assemble.

Age recommendation: 8 years and up


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2. Future Meteorologist T-Shirt

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This cute and bold “future meteorologist” shirt comes in both youth sizes and adult (men’s & women’s) and is available in various different colors as well. For a kid that’s super interested in weather, this could be a thoughtful gift (and something they’d love to wear). Support their curiosity about science and weather with this fun t-shirt.

Solid color choices are 100% cotton. Classic fit. Also available as a hoodie.

Age recommendation: All ages (various sizes available)

3. The Everything KIDS’ Weather Book

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Written by a TV meteorologist, this weather book for kids explains how hurricanes, tornadoes, rainbows, and other weather events work and why they happen. It also answers questions about how weather forecasts are made, includes DIY home experiments, and answers to frequently asked questions about weather phenomena like storms. This educational children’s book about weather also teaches about the difference between various cloud types.

(Video) Weather Report

Age recommendation: 7-12 years old

4. 4M Weather Science Kit

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This weather station for kids can measure rainfall, temperature and wind speed in your backyard. It also teaches kids who are interested in weather about climate change, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, the water cycle and much more. This weather kit is a great science gift for kids. You can even grow “storm clouds” in the palm of your hand! Also includes a weather journal for your child to record the conditions in their area.

Age recommendation: 8-15

5. Daily Weather Chart

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Younger weather fans may not be able to use tools to study the weather, but there are other ways for them to learn about the world around them. This weather chart is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are interested in the weather. Each day they can observe the weather from their window or a trip outside and then select the figures that represent the conditions.

The simple felt board is perfect for little hands. The base says “Today is…” and the children can select the weather icon that represents the weather. The figures include a sun, clouds, snow, rainstorm, hot temperature, cold temperature, and wind. As weather conditions change, they can swap out the markers. This is perfect for children who live in climates where you have all different types of weather in a single day.

Age recommendation: 2 years old and up

6. Scientific Explorer Wacky Weird Weather Kit

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Here’s another science gift for kids: this kit offers 7 different hands-on experiments children interested in science can do. It includes the ingredients for making your own tornado in a bottle, a blizzard in a test tube, a tidal wave, snow, a volcano, and more. Includes an instruction book with information about weather phenomena.

Age recommendation: 12 and up

7. Felt Weather Wheel

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Perfect for preschoolers who are still discovering the joy of weather, this weather wheel helps them observe and categorize weather. Each day they can look out the window and turn the wheel to match the weather they observe. They can even change it if the weather changes.

(Video) Spann's Weather For Kids - Everything Weather!

Handmade from felt, this weather wheel is 5″, the perfect size for little hands. Great for classrooms or home use.

Age recommendation: 2 to 6 years old

(See our related article: the best anemometers for kids)

8. Be Amazing Toys Big Bag Of Science 65 Activities

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This science lab experiment kit for kids has dozens of activities in the fields of weather, physics, magnetism, chemistry, geology, biology, and more. It includes a photo book with instructions for each activity and over 30 pieces for the experiments. The parts all fit back into a resealable ziplock bag so everything can be neatly put away after the experimenting is done.

Age recommendation: 9-14

9. The Magic School Bus – Chemistry Lab

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Here’s another great STEM gift for kids: a Magic School Bus themed chemistry lab. Kids can do sorts of science experiments and put them away in the school bus-shaped storage box. Includes instructions for each experiment on colorful cards, and all the accessories you need. Your “young scientist” will enjoy more than 50 experiments like measuring pH, making slime or sticky ice, bouncy balls, their own volcano, and more.

Age recommendation: 5-12 years old

10. Learning Resources Weather Center Kit

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This weather center is perfect for kids who are ready to learn the specifics of weather measurement. It includes a thermometer to measure temperature, a barometer to measure atmospheric pressure, and a hygrometer to measure humidity. The kit also comes with an activity guide to kickstart their weather learning. Great for home learning or use in the classroom.

Age recommendation: 5+ years old

11. AcuRite 02064 Wireless Weather Station

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If you’re looking for a science gift for teenagers, or advanced kids interested in weather, a home weather station might be a great option. This home weather station lives in your backyard or porch and can wirelessly send forecasts to your phone or a color base station inside. Pretty neat, huh? Weather enthusiasts use personal weather stations to offer super-accurate hyper-local weather information for their specific area (often microclimates or houses in between mountains have unusual weather patterns that broad TV weather forecasts don’t accurately reflect).

For more home weather station choices, see our related article .

Age recommendation: Teenagers and up

12. Brookstone Children’s Weather Station Kit

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If your child is younger and not ready for a fancy weather station, Brookstone makes this great weather station for kids. This compact weather station is set up outdoors via a ground stake and measures several weather events. It includes a wind vane, anemometer, rain gauge, compass, and thermometer.

Age recommendation: 8 years old and up

13. Weather Journal for Kids

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This gift is the perfect companion to the weather station. This weather journal is designed specifically for kids, with fun illustrations on each page. This journal not only lets them track weather patterns, but it also engages their creativity with opportunities to draw the weather and write about how the weather makes them feel. Perfect for homeschooling or summer activities.

14. I Love Rain T-Shirt

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This shirt is the perfect gift for anyone who can’t wait to run out and jump in puddles after a rainstorm. Or for those kids who refuse to come in and want to dance in the rain. With a cute illustration of an umbrella and raindrops, this t-shirt proclaims: I love rain!

With adult and youth sizes, this is perfect for kids of any age who enjoy a good summertime thunderstorm. Get it as a gift for aspiring meteorologists, storm chasers, and weather enthusiasts.

Available in navy & royal blue.

15. Storm Chaser Street Sign

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A fun weather gift for kids and teens who dream of chasing tornados. This fake street sign says “Storm Chaser Street.” Makes a cool decoration for a dorm room or children’s bedroom.

Comes in four sizes. Made in the USA

Frequently Asked Questions About Gifts for Weather Geeks

Can you recommend a weather book for kids interested in science?

National Geographic’s “Everything Weather” book for kids is a great place to start. It has plenty of great photographs and information about weather phenomena (64 pages long, recommended for ages 8-12). Browse other weather books for kids here.

How important are the age recommendations for these gifts for kids interested in weather?

Many of these science gifts for kids have small parts that can present a choking hazard for children under a certain age so we’d recommend taking the manufacturer’s age recommendations seriously.

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FAQs

What to get someone who likes the weather? ›

10 Gifts for Weather Lovers of All Ages
  • A Weather Calendar. ...
  • A Waterproof Weather Journal. ...
  • A Junior Weather Watcher Kit. ...
  • A Digital Weather Station. ...
  • A Weather Chart for the Littlest Weather Fans. ...
  • A Homemade Weather Station for Kids. ...
  • A Lightning Detector for the Storm Chasers. ...
  • A Portable Anemometer for Weather Tracking on the Go.
14 Jan 2021

What is the most important weather tool? ›

The barometer is one of the most important instruments in weather forecasting. It is used, as the name suggests, to measure localized atmospheric air pressure.

Is a weather station a good gift? ›

Weather Station Gift Ideas. A great gift for the weather enthusiast is a home weather station. Your loved one can take daily observations and watch weather trends in their own backyard.

What is a weather station for kids? ›

With a weather station, your child learns how to measure different weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, and wind speed from your backyard. Older teenagers learn how these various weather phenomena relate to each other and the laws of physics.

What do you buy a meteorologist? ›

Top 10 meteorology gift ideas
  • The AcuRite Wireless Weather Station. ...
  • Galileo Thermometer and Analog Weather Station. ...
  • Storm Glass Weather Predictor. ...
  • Ambient Weather WM-4 Handheld Weather Station. ...
  • The Man Who Caught The Storm. ...
  • SensorPush Wireless Thermometer/Hygrometer. ...
  • The AcuRite Portable Lightning Detector.

What do you call someone who loves thunderstorms? ›

So, a ceraunophile is a person who loves lightning and thunder, a lover of thunderstorms.

What are the 7 meteorological instruments? ›

Typical instruments
  • Thermometer for measuring air and sea surface temperature.
  • Barometer for measuring atmospheric pressure.
  • Hygrometer for measuring humidity.
  • Anemometer for measuring wind speed.
  • Pyranometer for measuring solar radiation.
  • Rain gauge for measuring liquid precipitation over a set period of time.

What are the 7 elements of weather and their instruments? ›

The elements of weather and climate are the individual atmospheric variables that work together to create different weather conditions and establish climate patterns. The primary elements include temperature, air pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, visibility, clouds, and sunlight exposure.

What are the 7 weather elements? ›

They are temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, and cloudiness. Together, these components describe the weather at any given time.

How do storm glasses work? ›

Storm glasses contain a mixture of chemicals which are said to crystallize in a way that makes it possible to predict weather conditions several days in advance, typically one to three days.

How is a meteorologist? ›

A meteorologist is an individual with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe or forecast the earth's atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet.

How do you make a homemade weather station? ›

Procedure
  1. Have an adult punch a hole in the side of the bottle about an inch from the bottom. ...
  2. Cut the tips off the shoestring. ...
  3. Cut a small piece of packing tape. ...
  4. Push the shoelace through the hole. ...
  5. Wait five to 10 minutes, and read both thermometers. ...
  6. Keep a record of the daily humidity for a few weeks.

How do you make a weather instrument for a science project? ›

"Weather Wise" Homemade Instruments1 - YouTube

How do you make a wind gauge for kids? ›

How to make an anemometer (wind speed meter) - YouTube

What is meteorology geography? ›

Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena, and atmospheric effects on our weather. The atmosphere is the gaseous layer of the physical environment that surrounds a planet.

What do you call a person who loves night? ›

[ nĭk′tə-fĭl′ē-ə ] n. A preference for the night or darkness. scotophilia.

What do you call a person who hates rain? ›

Ombrophobia is an extreme fear of rain. The condition is a specific phobia (fear), which is a type of anxiety disorder. A person who is afraid of rain (an ombrophobe) may be afraid of major, destructive rain or just a light drizzle.

What is a Opacarophile? ›

Opacarophile (n.) A person who loves sunsets.

What are the 8 elements of weather? ›

Eight primary elements/factors drive all weather:
  • Temperature.
  • Air (Atmospheric) Pressure.
  • Wind (Speed & Direction)
  • Humidity.
  • Precipitation.
  • Visibility.
  • Clouds (Type & Cover)
  • Sunshine Duration.

What instrument measures wind? ›

An anemometer is an instrument that measures wind speed and wind pressure. Anemometers are important tools for meteorologists, who study weather patterns.

What instrument is used to measure clouds? ›

A ceilometer is a device that uses a laser or other light source to determine the height of a cloud ceiling or a cloud base from the ground.

What are the 8 weather elements and their instruments? ›

Elements of weather and their instruments
AB
Air PressureBarometer
SunshineSunshine recorder
PrecipitationRain guage
Wind SpeedAnemometer
5 more rows

What are the 4 types of weather? ›

Weather is the combination of four factors––temperature, wind, precipitation, and sunlight and clouds––that occur at a given place and time.

What are the 5 elements of climate? ›

These elements are solar radiation, temperature, humidity, precipitation (type, frequency, and amount), atmospheric pressure, and wind (speed and direction).

How is a wind named? ›

A wind is always named according to the direction from which it blows. For example, a wind blowing from west to east is a west wind. The ultimate cause of Earth's winds is solar energy.

What are the elements of weather for kids? ›

They include wind, temperature, pressure, humidity, clouds, and precipitation.

What are the three important elements of weather? ›

The three elements that determine the weather of a place are: Humidity. Rainfall. Wind speed.

Where is the best place to put a storm glass? ›

IF PLACED CORRECTLY, near a window or outer air. Storm glass WILL react to weather changes and serve as an extraordinary decoration for your home, patio or office.

How do you make a storm bottle? ›

Mix ½-cup water with 10 drops of food coloring in a separate container. Gently add the colored water, spoonful by spoonful, to the top of the shaving cream. When it gets too heavy, watch it storm!

What's the difference between a weatherman and a meteorologist? ›

The key difference between these roles is the work environment. Meteorologists work in offices and research environments as they collect and analyze weather data. A weatherman, however, reports weather conditions, alerts, and forecasts on live television.

What is a weather man called? ›

: a person who reports and forecasts the weather : meteorologist.

What is the difference between a weather specialist and a meteorologist? ›

Meteorologists are scientists who study a part of this broad combination of subjects. Observations and measurements made by meteorologist may be used to forecast the Earth's weather patterns. Weather professionals are the professionals who broadcast these forecasts.

How do you make a homemade wind vane? ›

How to Make a Wind Vane - YouTube

What is a wind vane for kids? ›

A wind vane ( sometimes known as a weather vane ) is used to show the direction of the wind. Wind vanes are mounted so they can spin under the influence of the wind. This very simple wind vane is made by attaching a straw to the eraser end of a pencil with a pin allowing it to spin freely.

How many types of meteorological instruments are there? ›

This video by Mike Sammartano explains how six common weather instruments work: thermometers, barometers, sling psychrometers, anemometers, wind or weather vanes and rain gauges.

How do you make a weather sensor? ›

About this project
  1. Step 1: ​About DHT11 Sensor. DHT11 is a humidity and temperature sensor. ...
  2. Step 2: Connecting DHT11 With Arduino. ...
  3. Step 3: I2C LCD Display. ...
  4. Step 4: Connecting I2C LCD Display to Arduino. ...
  5. Step 5: Code. ...
  6. Step 6: Complete Construction and Working. ...
  7. Step 7: Sponsor by NEXTPCB. ...
  8. Step 8: NextPCB Offers.
12 Jul 2020

How do you make a wind sock? ›

EXPERIMENT | Make your own windsock! - YouTube

How do you make a wind chime? ›

How to make wind chimes - YouTube

How do you make a wind speed indicator? ›

How to make an Anemometer (wind speed meter) | Season 3 Ep. 2

How do storm glasses work? ›

Storm glasses contain a mixture of chemicals which are said to crystallize in a way that makes it possible to predict weather conditions several days in advance, typically one to three days.

What is meteorology geography? ›

Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena, and atmospheric effects on our weather. The atmosphere is the gaseous layer of the physical environment that surrounds a planet.

How is a meteorologist? ›

A meteorologist is an individual with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe or forecast the earth's atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet.

Where is the best place to put a storm glass? ›

IF PLACED CORRECTLY, near a window or outer air. Storm glass WILL react to weather changes and serve as an extraordinary decoration for your home, patio or office.

How do you make a storm bottle? ›

Mix ½-cup water with 10 drops of food coloring in a separate container. Gently add the colored water, spoonful by spoonful, to the top of the shaving cream. When it gets too heavy, watch it storm!

What are scientists who study weather called? ›

Atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists study weather, climate, and other aspects of the atmosphere. They develop reports and forecasts from their analysis of weather and climate data.

What are the 4 types of Earth science? ›

The four basic areas of Earth Science study are: geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. Geology is the primary Earth science.

What is the study of weather called? ›

meteorology. noun. study of weather and atmosphere.

What's the difference between a weatherman and a meteorologist? ›

The key difference between these roles is the work environment. Meteorologists work in offices and research environments as they collect and analyze weather data. A weatherman, however, reports weather conditions, alerts, and forecasts on live television.

What is the difference between a weather specialist and a meteorologist? ›

Meteorologists are scientists who study a part of this broad combination of subjects. Observations and measurements made by meteorologist may be used to forecast the Earth's weather patterns. Weather professionals are the professionals who broadcast these forecasts.

How many years do you have to go to college to be a meteorologist? ›

Basic requirements A 4-year degree (B.S.) in meteorology/atmospheric science is the minimum requirement for a meteorologist. Many colleges and universities offer meteorology degrees.

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