Week 2: Air and Pressure

Many of our sixth grade partner schools are at different places in their curriculum. We will be releasing a series of educational videos tied to the “Weather and Climate” unit they are studying this quarter.

This week, watch Julia and Kaela do a fun (dangerous) air pressure demo. What’s a little fire in an 120 year old wooden building?

We are also debuting our first video on historical weather events and maritime disasters. The mysterious wreck of the Andelena will be a story we continue to follow in the coming weeks.


Week 1: Introduction

Weather Kits have been distributed at several middle schools. Did you just get your kit? Watch the introduction video, then get latest news on our blog!

Check out the FAQ below or email us if you have a question.

Paper Instruction Packets





Need more help assembling?

Watch us build the weather station!

“Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality, it is about changes in our very way of life.”

― Paul Polman

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I assemble my weather kit?

Here is a link to the PDF instructions. Or, you can watch the build video here. If you need more help, please email education@fosswaterwayseaport.org or follow this link CONTACT US.

What if I want to modify my kit?

Great! Send us photos or videos to show us how you improved the design.

Is it too late for my class to start?

Nope! Everyone is joining at different times. The prize drawing will not be made until everyone has a chance to participate, currently anticipated to be in late December.

How do I get entered to win?

All you have to do is participate! Participation means that you build your kit, take some data, and then communicate that to us by flipgrid, or email us your observations/prediction. Stay tuned for ways to get an extra entry in a few weeks!

A. Build your kit.
B. Make a series of observations.
C. Share your observations and/or a prediction

How will you choose a winner?

It’s RANDOM. The contest is only for the 6th grade of Tacoma Public Schools, which currently has about 1,900 students. The winner will be drawn in mid-December, to give everyone an equal chance.

How many weeks of weather data should I take?


Every school is choosing to use the kits differently, so check with your teacher. We hope that you take at least a few weeks of data, and learn a lot about the weather in your neighborhood. If you want to be entered into the contest, you need to:

A. Build your kit.
B. Make a series of observations.
C. Share your observations and/or a prediction

You can share on Flipgrid or over email. Let us know if you have any questions. We would be happy to meet with your class live if you want to connect us with your teacher. 

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