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Flat Bottom Clouds
In this activity, students investigate how pressure affects the temperature of air and how this relates to the formation of clouds in the troposphere. They will form a cloud in a bottle, find the dew point and relative humidity of air at different places in the school and use a chart to estimate how high that air would have to rise to form a cloud.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, David Robison
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-026
Related resources:
This resource is one version. Another version or adaptation is: 'Teacher Edition'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: David Robison
Wilson High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation