Do Cities Affect the Weather? (Making a Cloud in a Bottle)

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The dynamics of a city can have a drastic effect on the weather. A hands-on lesson asks learners to build a model to illustrate how city pollution provides a nucleus for condensation. The greater the pollution, the greater chance for condensation to occur. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils use different sizes of bottles to compare results
  • Record temperatures as the bottle cools; note changes in composition
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for preparation
Pros

  • Includes a detailed teacher guide to help plan for lessons
  • Provides a concrete model for an abstract topic
Cons

  • None
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