Learning Lesson: Sweatin' to the Coldies

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_sweatin
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:There are three states of matter: gas, liquid, and solid. Water in our atmosphere exists in these three states constantly. As the temperature of water vapor (a gas) decreases, it will reach the point at which it turns into a liquid (called the dew point or the point at which dew forms). This change of state from a gas to a liquid is called condensation. Using some ice and a glass, the students will chill the glass to the point where water from the atmosphere will condense on the outside of the glass. This demonstrates the change of state of water vapor to liquid.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 5
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.C; ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS2-2; MS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; atmosphere; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; lesson; middle school; noaa; nws; water; water systems
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