If Hot Air Rises, Why Is it Cold in the Mountains?

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Investigate the relationship between temperature and pressure. Learners change the pressure of a sample of air and monitor its temperature. They learn that as air decreases its pressure, its thermal energy converts to kinetic energy.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to sketch a sequence of air molecules moving from an area of high to low pressure
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials for the activity
  • Expects an understanding of the relationship between temperature and pressure
Pros

  • Includes important conceptual information for both teachers and students
  • Provides a detailed teaching guide to help plan for instruction
Cons

  • None
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