Our solar-powered Davis Vantage Vue weather station is stationed on the roof of one of our buildings, where it captures weather data and transmits it wirelessly to a console in our Grade 6 science lab. That data is then broadcasted online on various weather sites including Weather Underground as seen below. Our students analyze the data as a part of the weather unit. The following weather information is being broadcasted live from our weather station.
The following weather information is being broadcasted live from our weather station. Click on the graphic for a more detailed look.
Sixth grade science students apply their understanding of humidity and temperature in a lab investigation using Pasco’s Pasport weather sensor, a netbook and data from our weather station. Students connect digital sensors to netbooks and use the Data Studio software to capture barometric pressure, absolute humidity and air temperature at various locations inside, outside and in Izzy’s cage, the bearded dragon in LS Science Lab. The sensor calculates relative altitude, relative humidity and dew point, concepts sixth grade students study and analyze in their Pearson Interactive Workbook. The data allows them to observe trends and derive hypotheses in weather patterns.