Lunar and Planetary Institute

Temperature and Pressure
EXPLORE! Solar System

Weather Stations: Temperature and Pressure

Correlations to National Science Education Standards

Grades K–4
Physical Science – Content Standard B
Properties of Objects and Materials

  • Materials can exist in different states — solid, liquid, and gas. Some common materials, such as water, can be changed from one state to another by heating or cooling.

Earth and Space Science–Content Standard D
Changes in the Earth and Sky

  • Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

Grades 5–8

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Structure of the Earth System

  • The atmosphere is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and trace gases that include water vapor. The atmosphere has different properties at different elevations.
  • The Sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on the Earth's surface, such as growth of plants, winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle.



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