Showing posts with label Severe Weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Severe Weather. Show all posts

Friday, January 5, 2018

How Is Wind Chill Calculated?

Here in Maine it snowed all day yesterday. I like the snow. What I don't like is the bitter wind that follows the day after a snow storm. Today's daytime forecast for my area has a high temperature of 1F and the wind chill down to -31F. If you live in a cold climate, your students might wonder how the wind chill factor is calculated. The following video explains how wind chill is calculated. The video comes from Mind Your Decisions. Use the video with Vizia or EDpuzzle to create a flipped lesson about wind chill.

In case you're wondering, we still have school when it is this cold. It's only large amounts of snow that keep schools from opening.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Weather vs. Climate - A Crash Course for Kids

A few months ago I published a list ten good resources for teaching and learning about weather. We are getting drenched with rain in Maine today so it's a good day to share another item that can help students learn about weather.

Crash Course Kids recently released two videos about weather. The first, Weather vs. Climate, introduces students to the differences between the two terms. The second video, Severe Weather, explains what causes severe weather and what differentiates severe weather events from normal weather. Definitions and examples of each type of severe weather event are included in the video.