What is a Hygrometer? - Definition & Uses


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Paintings and other artworks are highly reactive to _____ in the air, which is why hygrometers are used to protect these valuable works.

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1. A hygrometer is used to measure the _____ of the air.

2. Which was NOT used in early hygrometers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable quiz and worksheet combo can be used at any time to test your knowledge of hygrometers, their history, and their use in greenhouses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics include in this quiz will cover a hygrometer's:

  • Purpose
  • Likely locations
  • History

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills with this quiz:

  • Information recall - remember what you have read regarding the potential uses for hygrometers to determine a likely place you would not find one in use
  • Knowledge application - analyze the material given about hygrometers to answer a question about their use in greenhouses
  • Making connections - recall what you have read concerning hygrometers to understand how they help protect paintings and other works of art

Additional Learning

To learn more about hygrometers and their use in different businesses, check out the lesson entitled What is a Hygrometer? - Definition & Uses. This lesson will cover:

  • Types of hygrometers
  • Relative humidity
  • Materials used by early hygrometers