[http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/fieldday/kids/includes/header.htm]
 
Weather Station Illustration Title Weather Station
GPSSoil PitRainfall SimulatorWeather StationFarm EquipmentWeed GardenCrop GardenWind TunnelKids' Day Home Page
 
kids being shown a demonstration The weather is a very important part of farming.  Weather can have a devastating impact on farmers.  Too much moisture, like in 1993, can create floods.  Flooding can wipe out an entire crop.  Too little moisture, like this last year, can lower yields drastically.  A freeze in late spring, can affect cereal crops like wheat and corn.  A hail storm can occur in the summer and totally wipe out a crop.  Weather is considered unpredictable.  At the weather station, meteorologists are trying to better understand the weather.

 

To have fun while you learn about the weather, check out Mary's web site www.ksre.ksu.edu/dp_wdl/kids/clim0011.htm.