Why Does Humidity Feel Gross?

Where does sweat go when the relative humidity is 100 percent? Well, there is no place for it to go—that's the point! A lesson on humidity, dew point, and heat index describes how to interpret a local weather report. A video explains the relationship between the three readings and how each provides unique information.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided notes document for learners to complete as they view the lesson
  • Incorporate during a unit on phase change or weather
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects at least a basic understanding of the concept of humidity

  • References actual weather reports to bring in a realistic component
  • Mentions the connection between temperature and relative humidity

  • None