Relative Humidity Measurement

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI)
Summary:"Some days it feels """"""""dry"""""""" and some days it feels """"""""muggy-"""""""" even though the temperature is the same. This is due to differing amounts of water vapor in the air. In this activity, you will measure relative humidity in the air using just a temperature sensor, by comparing the wet bulb and dry bulb temperatures."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: atmosphere; atmospheric science; meteorology; water; weather
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