SCHOOL: Turner Creek Elementary
GRADE LEVEL: 2nd
PROGRAM: Weather Wise
INSTRUCTOR: Scientist Heather
DATE: Monday, September 30 2013
Scientist Heather’s Experience:
On Monday the 2nd graders at Turner Creek Elementary got a chance to be Meteorologists! We talked about how lightening forms and then each student got a chance to touch safe lightening. We also created model hailstorms where carbon dioxide bubbles acted like the wind to show how hailstones are formed. After that, students got a chance to experiment with all kinds of real weather tools. They used anemometers to see if they could blow hurricane wind speeds and challenged each other to see who could blow up a wind bag in the fewest breaths! Finally, I tested my aim and used our cloud blaster to try and blow “party hats” off of each student’s head! I’m told at least one student mentioned it was “the best day of school she’d ever had”!