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.