Created in partnership with ABC Education Margot Feast our education officer presents history topics for foundation to year 2 students.
Have you ever seen a barometer? Do you know what a barometer measures?
Bendigo Art Gallery has a very old barometer in its collection. In this clip, Margot Feast from the gallery shows it to you and explains what it was used for.
Today, some people still use barometers to predict the weather but most people find out about the weather in other ways. Think about what you use today to find out what sort of weather is on the way. How is it different from the way people in the past found out about the weather that was coming?