Thursday, February 19, 2015

How Personal Impressions and News Reports Impact Our Thinking About Weather

Even 4WD trucks can get
stuck in the snow. 
Extreme is the word that local TV news stations like to use to describe this winter's weather in New England. There has been enough snow lately for the mayor to Boston to implore people to stop jumping out of windows into snowbanks. But is the weather pattern this winter really that "extreme" or is that just our impression of it? The latest Minute Earth video takes on the topic of how extreme weather affects our thinking about weather patterns in general. I found the video to be interesting from a psychology perspective. The video is embedded below.

This kind of video is an excellent candidate to be used as part of flipped lesson. VideoNotes, Vialogues, and EDpuzzle are solid tools for hosting discussions around shared educational videos.