Wireless Weather stations provide weather data from the basics (temperature, pressure, wind speed) to more specialized UV radiation and solar radiation sensors. They are invaluable to anyone who is trying to study the weather. These days, wireless weather stations are widely used in schools across U.S. and elsewhere. They can be either portable or stationary, and have many applications both commercially and privately.
Besides being useful in keeping track of the whether in the school premises and outside, wireless weather stations, wireless weather stations help in enhancing the student?s interest in earth science and geography classes, broadening their curriculum into environmental studies.
School wireless weather stations such as the Davis Vantage Pro2, which is able to interface with computers, offer the option of posting data to an Internet and/or intranet web page.
Monitoring real-time changes in the weather, along with collecting and analyzing the weather related data such as temperature and humidity, is fascinating to children. The advantage of having a digital or wireless weather station console indoors is that it enables the students to undertake weather measurement projects from the comfort of their classroom, an outdoor classroom weather station without having to go outdoors during inclement weather conditions.
Many wireless weather instruments specially meant for use in schools include or offer an optional data logger. The data can then be downloaded to the computer when school is back in session, ready for display and analysis.
Thus we can see that for schools that want to offer a rich educational experience, scholastic wireless weather stations are a great investment.