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Weather Keyshot 1

Shedding Light on the Weather with Relative Humidity

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In this activity, students will collect the data for temperature and relative humidity and plot the data. They will look for the patterns displayed by the three plots and relate them to their experiences.
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The Garbage Problem

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Students examine data about garbage production and graphically represent data in a scatter plot. From the data students make predictions. They develop an understanding of the environmental impact of trash accumulation and the need for a plan to deal with potential garbage problems.
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ACID RAIN KEYSHOT2

Vernier - Acid Rain

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Students use the pH sensor to measure changes in the pH when CO2 dissolves in water. They also study the changes in the pH when sulphuric acid is added to water and identify water bodies most likely to be affected by acid rain.
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Comparing Sunscreens KeyShot2

Vernier - Comparing Sunscreens

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In this activity, students use the UVB Sensor to measure the amount of UVB light that passes through a thin film of sunscreen. They analyze the relationship between the SPF values and the intensity of UVB light transmitted by the sunscreen.
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Dew Point KeyShot2

Vernier - Dew Point Temperature

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In this activity, students use an EasyTemp Temperature Probe to measure the temperature of air next to a can of ice water. They also observe the formation of condensation and determine the Dew Point temperature. EasyData™ is needed for this activity.
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Freeze Ocean Water KeyShot2

Vernier - Freezing Temperature of Ocean Water

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This activity makes use of the Temperature Probe to measure the temperature of water as it cools and freezes. Students' determine and compare the freezing temperature of fresh water and ocean water.
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Where is North KeyShot1

Vernier - Where IS North?

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In this activity, students will use a Magnetic Field Sensor to measure the magnetic field of the Earth and to determine magnetic north. They will also calculate the magnetic inclination and declination at their location.
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Snow Elephant KeyShot2

Science TODAY: When the Snow is as High as an Elephant

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Using information from the USA TODAY Infograph®, students will explore some of the effects and characteristics of snow. Students examine topics such as "snow load," the potential effect that accumulated snow has on roofs of homes and other structures.
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Vernier - Water Quality - TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)

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In this activity, students will use the Vernier Conductivity Probe to measure the Total Dissolved Solids in samples of water.
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Corn Crop KeyShot2

Science TODAY: Corn Crop is a Bin-Buster

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Using the USA TODAY Snapshot® " data from the USDA Statistics Service website, and information from a USA TODAY article,  students will be asked to calculate percent change, do summations of data, observe trends, and offer explanations as to the reasons for those trends in agricultural production.
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Vernier - What Causes the Seasons?

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In this activity, students' will explore how the tilt of the earth's axis results in different amounts of solar radiation at different times of the year, causing seasons. They will simulate the earth's warming using a light bulb that will shine on a Temperature Probe attached to a globe, and investigate how the warming of the globe is influenced by its tilt and position.
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