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Altitude measurement on a trail

Altitude measurement on a trail

Item no.: P1520262

Measurement Type: with a computer, Outdoors

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Principle

The altitude profile of a hiking trail or route to school can be measured during a school trip or as an exercise for the students. The altitude profile can also be used to demonstrate that the atmospheric pressure decreases when the altitude increases. As a result, the experiment is perfect for introducing the students to the barometric formula.

Benefits

  • Experiment is part of an experiment set with numerous experiments in ecology
  • Universal handheld measurement device can also be used for other measurement parameters relevant in ecology, biology and chemistry
  • Outdoors measurement possible, for mobile use
  • Graphical display of measurement data
  • Data can be saved on SD memory card
  • All data can be transferred onto a computer for data analysis
  • Data analysis software can be freely distributed

Tasks

  • Permanent measurement of the altitude along a trail or route
  • Discussion by which methods altitude can be measured

What you can learn about

  • Altitude profile
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Measurement of altitude by air pressure measurement
  • Barometric formula
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p1520262e.pdf Experiment guide, English 480.69 KB

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