Weather impacts everyone, everyday in some way and the meteorologist that study weather patterns are our best source for information. This experiment provides students with the experience of being a meteorologist.
It includes studies of pressure changes and creating their own barometer. Studies of wind speed and creating their own anemometer and, the skills to confidently read a weather map. *Bonus* this experiment includes a demonstration of how clouds form by allowing the instructor to form a vapor cloud. Experiment includes enough material for 15 groups of 2 to perform the tasks. The demonstration portion has enough material to perform the demonstration 5 times.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS2.C; ESS2.D
Performance Expectations: MS- ESS2-5
Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect
Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
- 10mL Isopropyl Alcohol 99%
- 15 Test Tubes
- 15 Cork Stoppers, Small
- 15 Bottles
- 60 Cups, 3 oz
- 30 Cups, 5 oz
- 15 Stir Sticks
- 30 Straws
- 15 Balloons
- 1 Dispenser
- 15 Rubber Bands
- 1 Glass Bottle
- 15 Push Pins
- 15 Practice Weather Maps
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
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