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New Review The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it is based on with this short instructional video.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Barometer in a Bottle
Put some pressure on your class to construct bottle barometers. Using a jar, a balloon, and a straw, they can make an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. Consider having your class do this at home. You may need to provide the balloon and a straw, or better yet, try using the straw sticks from a broom!
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Another A+ physics presentation, this one on gases, is brought to you by the Nevada Joint Union High School District. Cohesive, compact, and even cute, this collection of slides leads viewers through an exploration of the properties and behavior of gases, atmospheric pressure, the use of Boyle's law and Bernoulli's principle, and ends with a brief introduction to plasma.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 30 Downloads
Pressure and Volume of Gases
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 33 Downloads
There are several instruments that can be used to measure the pressure of a gas. Here, junior chemists venture into the workings of a manometer. Barometers the Boltzmann Distribution are also detailed. A highlight of this presentation is the series of manometers at the end; they are intended to give chemistry learners practice in reading them.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students identify basic weather instruments and how they are used to record weather data. Students define several vocabulary terms as stated in lesson. Students use basic instruments to record weather data in their area. Students use the Internet to check short and long range forecasts.
4th - 9th Math 39 Views 109 Downloads
Operation Weather Station
Young scholars, in groups, build measuring instruments for a class weather station. They collect data using the instruments and actual data from a real weather station. They compare and contrast their data to that collected at a real weather station.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 69 Downloads
How do we know so much about the weather? Young scientists will learn all about the various tools used to detect changes in daily weather patterns. Each slide contains illustrations and detailed descriptions of tools, such as a thermometer, a wind vane, and barometer.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Learners explore weather instruments. In this weather lesson, students make rain gauges, anemometers, and barometers following the instructions given in the lesson. Learners set up a weather station using their instruments and record and graph weather data for 2 weeks.
4th - 6th Math 12 Views 72 Downloads
To reinforce the action of air pressure, have your meteorology pupils construct a barometer. They place the barometer into a closed system, a miniature atmosphere if you will, and notice the movement of the needle on the homemade measurement device as they alter the pressure within.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Measure the Pressure II - The "Dry" Barometer
Students 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.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
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.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 40 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Science 21 Views 70 Downloads
General Science Questions 4
Here is a science worksheet for 4th graders that poses a variety of science questions. There are 10 questions that cover the human body, weather, and different types of animals. They are also asked to find a picture of a barometer and a thermometer, and draw a copy of them in two boxes provided.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
Middle school meteorologists get acquainted with basic weather instruments: the thermometer, barometer, psychrometer, and anemometer. For each, the question is asked, "Do you think you can make a _______________?" At these points, you can have a discussion about how pupils might go about building the instrument and then perform a demonstration.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads