Let's Dew It!

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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. Developed to help you use the appeal of the CYBERCHASE series to capture kids' interest. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per group of students)

  • magnifying lens
  • 12 to 16 ounce metal can
  • water at room temperature - enough to fill the can half way
  • 10 ice cubes
  • spoon
  • thermometer
  • "Let's Dew It!" handout


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
  • Physical Sciences
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
      • Heat and Temperature
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
      • Gases
      • Changes of Phase
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data
      • Communicating Results


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Cyberchase


  • All rights reserved, WNET.ORG Properties LLC, 2009

Funding Source:

  • Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman