Recommended for Middle School through High School.
Barometric (or atmospheric) pressure is one of the measurements that weather forecasters monitor to help predict the weather. Rising barometric pressure usually indicates that fair, dry weather is coming. Dropping barometric pressure usually precedes clouds and precipitation.
In this experiment, you will
- Use a Barometer to collect and analyze barometric pressure for 2 days.
- Make observations of current weather conditions.
- Compare your data to weather conditions.
Sensors and Equipment
This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.
You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?
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