Education

Weather Wonders

Location: 
Nature Research Center
Dates Available: 
October 2015 - May 2016
Times Available: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Firdays; 10am & 11:15am
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 8, maximum 30
Month: 
January,
February,
March,
April,
May
Requirements: 
Must register for program at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit.
Fee: 
$50 per program

Students will learn what causes weather through hands-on experiments with temperature, humidity, freezing points and reflectivity of various earth surfaces. By studying cooling rates and pressure changes in an air mass we will use simple calculations to predict the weather from one side of a mountain to the other. Exciting class demonstrations include cloud formation and the creation of thermals This program will be held in the Natural World Investigate Lab.

Science Curriculum Correlation(s): 5.E.1, 5.P.2, 5.P.3, 6.E.2, 6.P.2, 6.P.3, 7.E.1, 8.E.1

Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2015–2016 school year begins Tuesday, August 11, 2015. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact  Debbie Huston, Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available August 11, 2015).


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