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Science Sampler: Handmade weather instruments

by: Annette Ricks Leitze, Melissa A. Mitchell, Nancy A. Melser, and Margo J. Byerly

For students to truly understand the science behind weather phenomena, they should be familiar with such physical concepts as the movement of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases; the relationship between temperature and pressure; and the transfer of energy into and out of a system. The following activities can be used to introduce these concepts using handmade devices.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2006Stock # ss06_029_05_34Volume 029Issue 05

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