Featured in PASCO’s Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide

Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide


Features 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of cell biology, ecology and physiology.

Microclimates: Exploring Temp

Lab Summary

In this activity, students explore local microclimates by measuring weather data around the school.


Students will:

  • 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 of various microclimates around their school ground.
  • Comparing weather data and drawing conclusions concerning factors that may affect microclimates.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Temperature Sensor


Durable stainless steel temperature sensor with a wide measurable range. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

The Associated Bundle:

Biology Standard Sensor 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.

Interface Required

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