Dew Point

Figure out the dew point temperature for your classroom.

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Determine the dew point temperature for your classroom through a hands-on experiment. Use humidity and temperature probes to investigate the temperature at which it would rain in your classroom! Learn about water density and the conditions necessary to produce fog or rain.

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Subject
Earth and Space Science

Focus Area
Probeware

Grade Level
Middle School

License
CC BY 4.0

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008)

4. The Physical Setting

4B. The Earth
  • 4B/E3*. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that when liquid water disappears, it turns into a gas (vapor) in the air and can reappear as a liquid when cooled, or as a solid if cooled below the freezing point of water. Clouds and fog are made of tiny droplets or frozen crystals of water.
  • 4B/M7*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises and cools, condenses into rain or snow, and falls again to the surface. The water falling on land collects in rivers and lakes, soil, and porous layers of rock, and much of it flows back into the oceans. The cycling of water in and out of the atmosphere is a significant aspect of the weather patterns on Earth.
4D. The Structure of Matter
  • 4D/M8** (SFAA). By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature.
  • 4D/M10** (NSES). By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that a substance has characteristic properties such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the substance and can be used to identify it.

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 9B/M3*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that graphs can show a variety of possible relationships between two variables. As one variable increases uniformly, the other may do one of the following: increase or decrease steadily, increase or decrease faster and faster, get closer and closer to some limiting value, reach some intermediate maximum or minimum, alternately increase and decrease, increase or decrease in steps, or do something different from any of these.

12. Habits of Mind

12B. Computation and Estimation
  • 12B/M7a*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to use the units of the inputs to a calculation to determine what units (such as seconds, square inches, or dollars per tankful) should be used in expressing an answer.
  • 12B/M7b*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to convert quantities expressed in one unit of measurement into another unit of measurement when necessary to solve a real-world problem.
12C. Manipulation and Observation
  • 12C/M3*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to make accurate measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, and temperature by using appropriate devices.
  • 12C/M7**. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to select the proper tool for completing a particular task.
12D. Communication Skills
  • 12D/M1. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to organize information in simple tables and graphs and identify relationships they reveal.
  • 12D/M4*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to understand oral, written, or visual presentations that incorporate circle charts, bar and line graphs, two-way data tables, diagrams, and symbols.
  • 12D/M6**. By the end of the 8th grade, students should be able to present a brief scientific explanation orally or in writing that includes a claim and the evidence and reasoning that supports the claim.

Copyright
© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Dew Point. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010, September 10.</a>

AIP
Dew Point (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

AJP
Dew Point (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 10), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Dew Point. (2010, September 10). Retrieved 2017, May 22, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Earth and Space Science
Focus Area
Probeware
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