Our theme for this week was WEATHER! Our opening activity was “The World’s Worst Weather Channel” with Meteorologist Eli Beck putting on a weather show forecasting triangles with a chance of squiggly lines. To get us thinking about what constitutes weather and to get to know each other’s names better, we created weather-related nametags with elements such as clouds, sunlight, rain, etc. We then split into two groups for our experiment rotations. Group 1, led by Eli and Stephen, learned about condensation and pressure by making a cloud in a bottle and sucking an egg into a bottle with FIRE. Group 2, led by Emmie and Nina, did the Hot Water Rises Demonstration with different temperatures and colors of water, and an explanation of warm and cold fronts. Then we analyzed some real weather maps and made our own weather maps, presenting them news style. Yay!
-Emmie, Nina, Eli, Stephen