The Wondrous World of Weather

Today’s lesson was all about weather.  Wood School Students explored the concepts of weather and where it occurs in the atmosphere, and about how the earth’s rotation and other factors influence weather. Density was also a hot topic, and students determined that warm air was less dense than cold air because of how the air molecules behave in different temperatures. Your student can tell you all about the four main types of precipitation and how each type forms.  Ask them!

During our activities, students had the opportunity to make their own thermometers, model a thunderstorm, and weigh air! The most surprising thing that students learned today was that air exerts a pressure on every one of us. In fact, every square inch of our body has over 14 pounds of pressure weighing down on us!  

A few classes even had a visit from Paula Ebben, Newscaster for WBZ Channel 4 News!  A news segment filmed in our science class should air during the 5 pm news hour early next week!  We’ll keep you posted for the exact day and time!

 

Additional Information: To find out more about the different cloud types visit:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/dictionary/meteorological-terms/cloud.htm

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