Featured in PASCO’s Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of cell biology, ecology and physiology.
Use a weather anemometer sensor and current local weather conditions to measure relevant weather conditions at different locations. Determine the impact that a location's environmental conditions have on the microclimate of a given area.
In this activity, students explore local microclimates by measuring weather data around the school. Students:
- Measure weather conditions at different locations using a weather sensor, and compare with current weather conditions in the area.
- Determine the impact that a location's environmental conditions have on the microclimate of a given area.
Students will gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and dew point of various microclimates around their school ground.
- Comparing weather data and drawing conclusions concerning factors that may affect microclimates.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
The Weather Anemometer Sensor measures wind speed and wind chill in addition to temperature, barometric pressure, relative and absolute humidity, and dew point.
Allows an additional two meter length extension on all PASPORT sensors.
Cardboard box (or other covering)
The Associated Bundle:
The Biology Standard Sensor Bundle includes a photosynthesis tank and the sensors required to perform 19 of the 24 Lab Activities in the Biology through Inquiry manual.