A way to predict a weather change just got a whole lot more interesting. The Storm Glass is an awesome device that can help predict the weather based on the changing air temperature and pressure!
The Storm Glass was first invented in the mid 1700's, and soon made it's way into ships and harbors around Europe to help give warning of approaching bad weather. It gained the most fame through Admiral FitzRoy who used a Storm Glass on the voyage in which he and Darwin traveled to the Galápagos Islands. As such, the instrument is sometimes called a ‘FitzRoy Storm Glass'.
Watch the video on the next page for instructions for making your own Storm Glass.