June 04, 2018 11:38 AM
(ABC 6 News) -- The weather lab is by far one of our most popular community outreaches at ABC 6 News. Students and even teachers love to see our meteorologists bring the weather lab to schools throughout the area to explain weather in a fun and interactive way.
Recently, Chris, Cindy and Jim visited students at Sibley Elementary in Albert Lea. While it wasn't the largest group to experience the weather lab, they may have been the loudest.
"I love to see the excitement," said Sibley Elementary 3rd Grade teacher Amber Yost.
"We did experiments with clouds and learned how thunderstorms can be dangerous," said third-grader Viviahna Cline
"I leaned that floods can be bad and so can lightning, because I didn't know they could be that bad before," said Viviahna.
"We've been talking about weather in our classroom and how to be a storm spotter. And what to be looking for and I think it tied in really well with what we've been doing in our science standards," said Yost.
"Did you learn anything today? That you s shouldn't stand by a window when there's a big storm," answered 3rd grade student Ian Christenson.
"Hopefully, if they hear the sirens now and if they're watching on TV with their families, they'll be more aware and know when they need to be concerned and when they don't need to be anymore," said Yost.
"I think it was a great program. It was very beneficial and I think that the kids loved it," explained Yost.
When asked how much fun it was on a scale of 1-10, Viviahna answered a 10.
"I think every school should have the opportunity to experience it at least once," suggested Yost.
To learn more about requesting the weather lab at your school or for your child to become a certified weather lab assistant, click here.
Updated: June 04, 2018 11:38 AM
Created: March 28, 2018 11:31 PM
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