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Students construct a barometer to use in an experiment that they design to measure the air pressure on a daily basis. These observations of air pressure allow students to determine how weather is affected when a storm is approaching and to predict weather.
MY VERY OWN BAROMETER
Students create their own barometers by following specific directions, use their barometers to take readings of the air pressure daily and make other observations, and predictions of what weather to expect as they find a pattern in their observations.
Measure the Pressure II - The "Dry" Barometer
Young scholars explore changes in air pressure. Using simple items, they make a device for indicating air pressure changes, called a aneroid barometer. In addition, they record changes indicated by the device for ten days.
Measure the Pressure - The "Wet" Barometer
Students explore measuring air pressure. They make a barometer which is a device that indicates air pressure changes with everyday items.
Barometer and Boiling Points
Diagrams bring barometers to light in this PowerPoint. Several slides explain the structure and function of this apparatus. The relationship of air pressure to the processes of evaporation and boiling are also explained. This would be an enriching addition to your curriculum on air pressure and heat. Follow it with experimentation on hot water in a vacuum pump or with hands-on experience using barometers.
Science: What Is a Barometer?
Fourth graders discover how barometers help to predict the weather. Using newspapers, they examine the weather forecast and determine the meaning of high and low as they pertain to pressure. After making cluster diagrams, 4th graders in small groups discuss and answer questions in their journals. The lesson includes a teacher demonstration of how Torricelli invented the barometer.
Building a Barometer
Students investigate weather and how parts of a system work together. In this weather instructional activity students see how a barometer works and analyze the changes in weather conditions.
Pressure and Volume of Gases
Students investigate pressure and volume as they relate to gases. In this pressure and volume lesson plan, students observe multiple demonstrations related to air pressure. The develop an understanding of the relationship between pressure and volume in gases as Boyle's Law states and how a manometer and barometer work.
You Can Take the Pressure!
Students construct and use a barometer over a period of 1-2 weeks to investigate and predict upcoming weather from barometric pressure.
Learning Lesson: Measure the Pressure II -- The "Dry" Barometer
Students use simple items to create their own aneroid barometer. They have five days to build it and ten days to observe and collect data. They examine tornado safety tips to end the lesson.
What's Going to Happen at Any Given Barometer Reading?
Fourth graders brainstorm a list of words associated with weather. In groups, they sort the words into categories and observe the weather in their area for a month. To end the lesson, they compare the barometer measurements for a specific day to the weather conditions observed.
Learning Lesson: Measure the Pressure -- The "Wet" Barometer
Pupils use simple objects to create their own barometer. They have five days to build it and ten days to observe and collect data. They examine thunderstorm safety tips to end the lesson.
Good News - We're on the Rise!
Students build and observe a simple aneroid barometer to discover changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They graph changes in barometric pressure for two weeks and make weather predictions.
Too Heavy For Me
Young scholars explore the different arrangement of air molecules in high and low air pressure masses. They compare the temperature of high and low pressure masses and discover how a barometer works.
Investigating the Weather
Young scholars study, record, and predict weather. They work in groups to create a weather word wall, research and make a barometer, and create a video about weather. They use the Internet to research weather.
What Is Barometric Pressure and How Is It Measured?
Students investigate barometric pressure. In this weather lesson, students participate in several hands-on activities to show air has pressure. Students lift a textbook without using their hands, observe a demonstration where a napkin in a glass stays dry when submersed in water, and create their own barometer.
Young scholars gain an understanding of air pressure. In this science lesson plan, students define weather, understand pressure, specifically air pressure, demonstrate the pushing power and other properties of air, and learn how a barometer is used to measure air pressure.
Making Weather Tracking Tools
Students create weather tracking tools. In this weather lesson, students create a rain gauge, barometer, and hair hygrometer in order to monitor the weather. They use everyday household items like rulers, coffee cans, and cardboard.
Polar Day: Canada's Arctic Barometer
Students study Polar Day. In this climate change lesson, students use specific Internet sources to complete a webquest regarding Canada's Northern Region and how it acts a barometer.
Air Pressure & Barometers
Fourth graders observe, measure, and record data on the basic elements of weather over a period of time (i.e., precipitation, air temperature, wind speed and direction, and air pressure). Then, they make a barometer and keep record of the changes of a barometer. Finally, 4th graders graph their results of the daily barometric readings over a period of two weeks.