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The purpose of this investigation is to understand how the amount of water vapor in the air at various temperatures affects the way the human body responds. This is an important basic concept for understanding why one might feel either comfortable or uncomfortable at exactly the same temperature. This challenge draws on understanding the student has acquired by conducting experiments outlined in chapters 3-11 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The resource includes background information, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 14 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.

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    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

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    Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123915677T,Earth system science,High School,The nature of science:The scientific process,Atmospheric science,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,History/Policy/Law,Earth Science,Geoscience,History of science

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    English

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