Make your own thermometer box

Thermometers are kept in special boxes (Stevenson screen) to protect them from sunshine, wind and the surroundings. You can make your own special box.

What you will need:

  • A sturdy plastic or wooden box that can stand on its side
  • White paint
  • A thermometer
  • Blu-Tack (or similar)

Thermometer 

What to do:

  1. Paint the outside of your box white and wait until it's dry.
  2. Stick the thermometer to the back of the inside of the box using Blu-Tack.
  3. Take the box outside and find a safe, shady place to keep it.
  4. Stand the box on its side so that the thermometer is upright at the back of the box and protected from direct weather conditions.
  5. Now you can take temperature readings at the same time every day.

Last updated: 20 February 2015