Gow’s Becky hopes to Guide girls to science future

Experimenting...for Guides weather badge designed by Lesmahagow student (submitted picture)
Experimenting...for Guides weather badge designed by Lesmahagow student (submitted picture)
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A SCIENCE challenge devised by a Lesmahagow student will test Guides hoping to achieve a new badge with a weather-related theme.

To earn the badge – called Go For It! Weather – Guides will complete a number of practical activities designed by Rebecca Coats, a student in the University’s School of GeoSciences.

Guides will study the many features of weather – including clouds, air pressure and wind – by constructing their own measuring instruments and recording their observations.

Hands-on tasks include making and using a thermometer, a rain gauge and a device to calculate wind speed.

Fourth year student Becky designed the challenge while volunteering with a Guide group in Edinburgh as part of a project run by the School of GeoSciences.