Science project

Do It Yourself Weather!


This project explores weather and climate control.

Project Goals

  • 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.

Research Questions

  • 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?

Terms and Concepts to Start Background Research

  • Weather control
  • Climate control

Experimental Procedure

  1. Research related materials (see bibliography below)
  2. List and describe known forms of weather or climate control currently in use.
  3. Think of a new or improved system for controlling one’s environment.
  4. Design an experiment that would test your new idea.
  5. Build a model that visually demonstrates your idea.
  6. Interpret your findings in a detailed report.
  7. Include relevant images in your science fair display.


Wikipedia topic:  “Weather control

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