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.

Urbanization & Land Use

Lab Summary

Use a weather sensor to examine physical and environmental factors that influence an area's weather.

**Requires My World GIS License.

Theory

Using a weather sensor, students examine physical and environmental factors that influence an area's weather. They also:

  • Determine how both physical and environmental factors influence an area's weather.
  • Import and analyze local weather data into My World GIS.

Downloads

  • Sample Student Handout (629 KB – PDF)
  • Sample Teacher Information (798 KB – PDF)
  • Method

    Student gain experience conducting the following procedures:

    • Using a weather sensor to investigate the different temperatures that arise in a locality due to various physical and environmental differences.
    • Importing the data into the My World GIS software.
    • Visually representing the data and spotting trends as influenced by the physical terrain and the environmental data that they collected.

    Sensors / Equipment Used:

    PASPORT GPS Position Sensor

    (PS-2175)

    Collects GPS data simultaneously with other sensor measurements, automatically syncing the data to your latitude, longitude, altitude, and velocity. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

    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.

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    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.