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ERIC Number: EJ887858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
DIY versus Professional
Rainboth, Donna; Munck, Miriam
Science and Children, v47 n8 p52-55 Apr 2010
Weather, with its built-in atmospheric laboratory, is a natural source of inquiry. The ever-changing nature of weather provides a constant source of questions to investigate and connects to a multitude of physical science concepts. The question, "How accurate are homemade weather instruments in measuring air pressure, rainfall, wind speed and direction?" led fourth- and fifth-grade students to collect and record data, to compare and contrast their data with local weather data, to learn the fundamentals of how weather instruments work, and to form conclusions about weather and climate. (Contains 1 figure and 5 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A