Featured in PASCO’s 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.
Use a weather sensor to show that clouds in the sky have properties that can be observed and described, and that students associate cloud formation with specific weather conditions such as temperature and humidity.
To understand this content, students:
- Identify types of clouds in the sky using standard pictures of clouds.
- Use a compass and learn direction.
- Monitor temperature and humidity for three days.
- Relate changes in weather to the formation of clouds.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Measures barometric pressure, relative altitude, absolute and relative humidity, dew point, and temperature. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Cloud Types handout
PASCO Cloud Finder handout
Paper fastener (brad)
Weather Journal handout
Tagboard or card stock, 14-cm × 14-cm
Ribbon, 12–15 cm long
For Teacher Demonstration:
Glass canning jar, 1-quart
Plastic wrap and rubber band
Posters or pictures of cloud types, in color
Water, hot - 20 mL
Water, ice - 50 mL
Wooden stick matches
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.