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A Local Weather Study

Experiment #2 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Education Level
High School


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.


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 experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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