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Learners investigate the concept of humidity by using a dry and wet sponge as a model. They determine a model for 100% humidity, a sponge saturated with water.
In this activity, learners working in pairs saturate a cotton ball using water drops from an eyedropper to demonstrate the high water capacity of clouds.
In this activity, learners discover how to determine the distance to a lightning strike or nearby thunderstorm.
In this activity, learners will estimate the sizes of balls to learn how to estimate the size of hail. Learners will compare their estimates to the estimates of their peers and the real measurements.
In this activity, learners discover how the extent of various wind speeds changes in each of the four quadrants around a hurricane.
In this quick activity, learners observe how the added sugar in a can of soda affects its density and thus, its ability to float in water.
Learners build a simple aneroid barometer to learn about changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They observe their barometer and record data over a period of days.
In this interdisciplinary activity, learners create a Space Weather Action Center (SWAC) to monitor solar storms and develop real SWAC news reports.
In this engineering activity, learners build a device (an anemometer) to measure how fast the wind is blowing.
In this group activity, learners use some common objects and work together to simulate the Coriolis effect. During the challenge, learners make predictions and test different scenarios.
“Exploring Earth: Investigating Clouds” is a hands-on activity in which visitors create a cloud in a bottle and explore it with laser light.
In this activity, learners make a barometer, an instrument to measure change in air pressure.
In this activity, learners use simple items to construct a device for indicating air pressure changes.
Learners complete a series of hands-on and investigative activities to explore cumulus clouds.
In this activity, learners explore clouds and how they form.
In this activity (on pages 12-15), learners make a crater model and test the effects of weather (rain) on its surface.
This lesson plan enables learners to explore the differences between weather and climate.
In this activity, learners observe the water cycle in action! Water vapor in a tumbler condenses on chilled aluminum foil — producing the liquid form of water familiar to us as rain and dew.
From the Weather Watchers featured theme on the CYBERCHASE website. Learners will conduct experiments to discover how air temperature and humidity work together to make condensation, dew, and fog.