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.
The Water Cycle
Use a weather sensor to measure the conditions in a water cycle model.
To understand this content, students:
- Build a water cycle tower model out of 2-liter soda bottles.
- Measure the relative humidity of the atmosphere in the model when ice cubes are added.
- Measure the change in relative humidity inside the model as it is heated for five minutes with a lamp.
- Analyze graphical information and draw conclusions based on evidence.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Measures barometric pressure, relative altitude, absolute and relative humidity, dew point, and temperature. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Allows an additional two meter length extension on all PASPORT sensors.
Utility lamp with clip (with a 60-W or 75-W incandescent bulb)
Clean 2-L soda bottles - 3
Ice cubes ~350 mL
Transparent packing tape ~2 m
Permanent marker, black or dark color
Assembled water cycle tower
Razor blade or sharp knife
Transparent packing tape ~ 2 m
The Associated Bundle:
This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 25 lab activities in the Elementary School Introductory Science Experiments.