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Sky Watchers Teachers’ Guide

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Building a Weather Instrument

1. Before you build it:

Substitutions/changes to the design:




Science involved:

  • air has mass, weight and volume
  • air expands and rises when heated
  • air moves from high pressure to low pressure
  • water vapour becomes liquid when it condenses
  • water evaporates
  • energy is neither created nor destroyed
  • water can be a solid, liquid or a gas

2. As you build it:

What would happen if…

Why do I need to…

3. As you use it:









Current condition:

4. After you use it:

It would be better if…

Next time I would try…

When I compare with another group, I notice…

Demonstrations

1. Draw or write your ideas and observations in the boxes.

I saw, felt, smelled or heard:




I learned:




Science involved:

  • air has mass, weight and volume
  • air expands and rises when heated
  • air moves from high pressure to low pressure
  • water vapour becomes liquid when it condenses
  • water evaporates
  • energy is neither created nor destroyed
  • water can be a solid, liquid or a gas

Science involved:

  • seasons
  • climate
  • wind
  • clouds
  • ultraviolet radiation
  • air quality
  • humidex
  • humidity
  • precipitation
  • severe weather
  • fronts
  • air pressure

2. Compare two things:

intersecting circles

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