Have you ever wondered how a weather forecaster knows what the weather will be like? In All About Meteorology, young students will see how meteorologists can predict the weather for the upcoming week and even a few months down the road through scientific deduction and high-tech equipment. Students will visit with Dr. Jon Nese, chief meteorologist at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, to get an up-close look at the equipment that meteorologists use to forecast the weather and explore such concepts as the water cycle and air pressure. Through a fun, hands-on demonstration, see how students can set up their own mini-weather station to monitor conditions in their own areas. Part of the multivolume Weather for Children DVD Series. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. 23 minutes. Grades K to 4.
Winter, spring, summer and fall. We know what happens in our own backyards at these times during the year, but it isn't the same everywhere in the world! When it's warm and sunny where you are, it might be very different in other places of the world. Why do the seasons change? And what causes different regions in the world to have different climates? These and other questions are answered in All About Climate & Seasons, where young students will learn about these yearly changes through engaging examples and explanations. A hands-on investigation shows the effects of direct sunlight on areas of the world, while Dr. Jon Nese, chief meteorologist at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, demonstrates the concept behind the device known as an orrery. Part of the multivolume Weather for Children DVD Series. A Teacher's Guide is included and available online. 23 minutes. Grades K to 4.