Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

Elementary School Science Teacher Guide


Features 29 inquiry based labs designed for elementary students and coordinated with the standards for life, earth and physical sciences.

Measuring Temperatures

Lab Summary

Use a temperature sensor to compare the results of measuring temperature to how the temperature feels.


  • Students compare the feeling of still air and moving air against their bare arm.
  • Use a temperature sensor to measure the temperature of still air and moving air.
  • Predict how water and air at the same temperature will feel and test the prediction by measuring the temperature of air and water and then feeling the two samples.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Temperature/Sound Level/Light Sensor


Allows students to conduct all three measurements simultaneously and continuously. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Thermometer. digital 
Thermometer, bulb-type 
Plastic cup, 400-mL or 12-oz 
Water, cool ~ 100 mL
Water, warm ~ 100 mL
Paper or cardboard sheet for fan (21-cm × 28-cm or 8.5-in. × 11-in.)

The Associated Bundle:

Elementary School Science Standard Sensor Bundle


This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.

Interface Required

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