SCHOOL: West Lake Elementary
GRADE LEVEL: 2nd
PROGRAM: Weather Wise
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Ledebuhr
Scientist Rachel’s Experience:
This week I had the opportunity to visit the 2nd graders at West Lake Elementary. We spent our time as meteorologists exploring different tools that help measure weather patterns and seeing several examples of real weather events.
Each student was able to touch safe lighting, and we were all amazed as one junior scientist with light up shoes on took his turn, and his shoes turned on without him even stepping!
I wanted to make sure that the students could continue to be meteorologists at home, so we created our very own weather stations that combined a rain gauge, wind vane, anemometer and uv detector all in one!
We looked at a lot of examples of real life weather events, such as our lightning, a hail storm, tornados and hurricanes and ended the program looking at an example of a cloud. Not only did the students see the cloud, but we played a little game in which we used our cloud blaster to blast party hats off each junior scientists head! My favorite part was hearing the giggles and the inquisitive questions from the students and I hope they had as much fun as I had exploring the weather!