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A Local Weather Study

Introduction

Weather is simply what is happening in the atmosphere at a particular place at a particular moment. Climate, on the other hand, is the average weather in an area over a long period of time. In this experiment, you will make weather measurements and investigate factors that influence weather and climate.

Objectives

In the Preliminary Activity, you will gain experience measuring temperature, relative humidity, UV radiation.

After completing the Preliminary Activity, you will first use reference sources to find out more about weather before you choose and investigate a researchable question.

Sensors and Equipment

This investigation features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Investigation 2 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry Lab Book

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Included in the Lab Book

Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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