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The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Simple Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Barometers are instruments that measure atmospheric pressure, yet meteorologists use these to predict weather. In the activity, pairs or groups of learners make their own barometers and use them to determine if fair or rainy weather is...
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Barometer in a Bottle

For Students 5th - 8th
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...
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Building a Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Forget your local meteorologist — build your own barometer and keep track of the weather with an activity that provides directions to build a barometer out of a narrow necked bottle, a glass, and some water. Using their barometer, teams...
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Homemade Barometer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Barometer and Boiling Points

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Barometer Investigation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Weather instruments

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore weather instruments. In this weather lesson, students make rain gauges, anemometers, and barometers following the instructions given in the lesson. Students set up a weather station using their instruments and record and...
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Weather Instruments

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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Air Pressure & Barometers

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Weather Tools of the Trade

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the basic meteorological instruments (thermometer, barometer, weather vane, anemometer, and rain gauge). They explore how they are used, data that can be collected from them, and why records of the data are kept.
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Good News - We're on the Rise!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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.
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Weather Tools

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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You Can Take the Pressure!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct and use a barometer over a period of 1-2 weeks to investigate and predict upcoming weather from barometric pressure.
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design and use a barometer to study air pressure. In this weather instructional activity, students identify the causes of air pressure. They design and use a barometer to determine how air pressure relates to air temperature and...
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Pressure and Volume of Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Polar Day: Canada's Arctic Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 10th
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.
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Weather Tools

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Ever wonder how scientists measure shifts in weather? Share the answer to this question with a clearly organized slide show depicting various weather tools. Included are images and definitions for a barometer, thermometer, rain gauge,...
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WS 7.1 Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases/Pressure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this kinetic molecular theory worksheet, students summarize the points of the kinetic molecular theory, they answer questions about pressure, and draw diagrams to show how suction cups, drinking straws and barometers work.
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Study Jams! Weather Instruments

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Concise, yet complete, this set of seven slides describes with photos and text the different basic instruments for measuring weather factors. After viewing, young meteorologists will be able to talk about how to measure humidity, wind...
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General Science Questions 4

For Students 4th
Here is a science instructional activity 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...
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Air Pressure is Powerful

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make a barometer and write a paragraph describing how they did it.
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Rates Median and Mean

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice mean, median, mode, and rates with a packet of educational worksheets. Kids learn about rates on nutrition labels, unit pricing, and air pressure using a barometer in a variety of different methods and activities.
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Backyard Weather Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge young meteorologists to apply their knowledge of weather to build their own weather stations. The resource provides the directions to build a weather station that contains a wind vane, barometer, thermometer, and rain gauge....

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