This is part 2 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Meteorology and Weather. Make weather vanes and barometers, act out high and low pressure, blow up a balloon and collapse a can using hot water, make and eat prevailing...
How do meteorologists predict a hurricane strike? What is it? How many hurricane strikes will the 2013 season hold? How do budget cuts affect the ability to accurately predict hurricanes?
This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit study on Meteorology and Weather. Make clouds in a bottle, create rain, build rain gauges, form and eat clouds, and more! My lessons are geared toward 2nd-3rd grade level...
The heat index, or apparent temperature, is even more important than the thermometer's reading when you're planning outdoor activities. Learn about the heat index, how it is calculated, and how it affects your body.
Have you ever wondered how lightning works? Have you ever thought about what lightning does? Well search no more.
A brief review of three great places to track tropical storms and hurricanes.
Britain's northern latitude and the shifting pattern of the Jet Stream leads to changeable weather, predicting weather trends at home with your own weather station is as popular as it ever was
You can dissolve salt in hot water in a glass to yield a saturated solution. If you allow the saturated solution to cool down, some of the dissolved salt will be deposited down at the bottom of the glass. Similarly,...
One of my fondest memories is the Blizzard of '78. At age 6, in rural Pennsylvania, it was an adventure. For others across the northeast, it was deadly serious.
The five deadliest and most destructive US tornadoes of the 2000's and 2010's.