Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Teacher Guide

(PS-2979)

Teacher manual for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences labs. Has both the printed version and a flash drive with teacher tips, a PDF of teacher version and editable Word student version.

Monitoring Microclimates

Lab Summary

Use a weather/anemometer sensor to identify factors that affect measurements for reporting weather and climate information.

Theory

This activity leads students to 1) understand the distinction between microclimate and climate when collecting weather and climate information and 2) to identify factors that affect measurements for reporting weather and climate information. To do this, students:

  • Determine the requirements of a weather station.
  • Determine the requirements of the sites where weather stations are located.

Method

Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Making weather stations and determining sites for measurement.
  • Collecting and analyzing data collected with a weather sensor.
  • Analyzing data sets to understand factors that contribute to variations in data.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT 6-in-1 Weather Sensor

(PS-2154A)

Measures barometric pressure, relative altitude, absolute and relative humidity, dew point, and temperature. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Cardboard box, (20 cm) 3 or larger 
Marking pen
Scissors 

Your Bundle Options:

Option 1:

Advanced Environmental and Earth Science Starter Sensor Bundle

(PS-2915A)

Starter Sensor bundle designed for use with Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Solutions.

Option 2:

Advanced Environmental and Earth Science Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2916A)

Standard bundle for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Teacher Guide,

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.