Weather:  Sometimes Wacky, Sometimes Wild

What’s the difference between weather and climate?   The students learned about the weather and where it occurs in the atmosphere.   They learned about how the earth’s rotation and other factors influence weather.  Your student should be able to identify the four main types of precipitation and how each forms.   Students got to make their own table side thunderstorms and thermometers.  Students also investigated the properties of air: that is has mass, volume, and exerts pressure. 

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Leighann Sullivan earned her BS in Biology from Cornell University. For a number of years she taught math, science, and language skills at a secondary school for learning disabled students. She subsequently earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. Her dissertation was entitled, “Molecular and Genomic Analyses in Clostridium acetobutylicum.” When not pursuing academic interests she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and experimenting in the culinary arts.

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