How Can Clouds Keep the Air Warmer?

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Condensing water warms the air around it. Young scholars consider this concept as they experiment with air temperature around evaporating and condensing water vapor. They simulate the formation of clouds to experience the associated temperature change.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils draw a diagram of the transfer of thermal energy during evaporation and condensation
  • Record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer for quick reference
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a solid understanding of phase changes
  • Uses materials that are easily attainable
  • Provides thorough background knowledge to help explain the concept
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