Featured in PASCO’s Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

Elementary School Science Teacher Guide

(PS-2875D)

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

Weather Station

Lab Summary

Use a weather sensor to measure temperature, dew point, humidity and atmospheric pressure over a period of time and determine any correlation between the data collected to observable weather conditions.

Method

To understand this content, students:

  • Design and build a weather station.
  • Use a weather sensor to measure temperature, dew point, humidity and atmospheric pressure over a period of time.
  • Analyze graphs of the weather data to see if there is a correlation to observable weather conditions.

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.

PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable

(PS-2500)

Allows an additional two meter length extension on all PASPORT sensors.

Materials Used:

USB flash drive 
Weather Journal 
White plastic milk container with lid, 1.89 liter (0.5 gallon)
Index card cut to 2-cm × 6-cm 
3-meter wooden stake 
Hammer 
Duct tape 
Masking tape 
Plastic utility tub 
Brick 
String - 1 m
For Teacher Demonstration:
Computer with Internet weather websites bookmarked
Computer overhead projection system 
Grounded outdoor extension cord 
Clouds poster 
Weather maps - Several
Utility knife

The Associated Bundle:

Elementary School Science Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2934)

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.