Do It Yourself Weather!
Project Time Frame
This project explores weather and climate control.
- To help develop cost-effective climate control methods and techniques.
- To design new applications for these techniques.
Materials and Equipment
- Computer with internet access
- Color printer
- Typical office/craft supplies (such as paper, pens & poster-board)
Weather control can be described as any artificial manipulation of natural weather conditions. Many different weather-control theories and inventions have been tested through the years, with mixed results. The lightning rod is one example.
Climate control involves the environmental modification of a limited space (such as a greenhouse), using artificial heating or air conditioning systems. In theory, you could probably build a rainforest in Antarctica, but the cost would be prohibitive.
- How effective are current methods of climate and weather control?
- Are these methods economically sound?
- How can climate and weather control methods be improved, or made more cost-effective?
- How can climate or weather control solve the global warming problem?
Terms and Concepts to Start Background Research
- Weather control
- Climate control
- Global warming
- Research related materials (see bibliography below)
- List and describe known forms of weather or climate control currently in use.
- Think of a new or improved system for controlling one’s environment.
- Design an experiment that would test your new idea.
- Build a model that visually demonstrates your idea.
- Interpret your findings in a detailed report.
- Include relevant images in your science fair display.
Wikipedia topic: “Weather control”
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