Featured in PASCO’s College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

College Environmental Science Instructor Guide

(PS-3809A)

College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.

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 

The Associated Bundle:

College Environmental Science Sensor Bundle

(PS-2930A)

Contains the probeware needed to perform all 26 experiments in the College Environmental Science instructor guide.

Interface Required

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