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How's the Air Up There?
In this activity, students investigate how the atmosphere changes with altitude. They will obtain atmospheric data for locations of their choosing using online resources, graph it, and examine it to answer questions about changes in temperature, pressure, humidity, and dewpoint with altitude.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Spreadsheet requires Microsoft Excel
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Charles A. Burrows
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-012
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Charles A Burrows
Spring Valley High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation