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Other

Description:

In this activity, students build a basic understanding of how a sling psychrometer is used to determine relative humidity and learn how to read a chart to determine this relationship. In addition, the student will become familiar with the concept of dew point. Materials need to conduct the investigation include two thermometers, a wooden dowel, wood screw, two washers, a section of plastic straw, and a hollow shoelace. The resource includes background information, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 11 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123448463T,NSDL,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Fahrenheit,Mathematics,Earth Science,Upper Elementary,Atmospheric science,The nature of science:The scientific process,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,High School,Dry bulb temperature,History of science,Condensation,Middle School,Elementary School,History/Policy/Law,Temperature conversion,Earth system science,Evaporation,Celsius,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Geoscience

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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