ABC 6 Weather Lab Visits Ben Franklin Elementary

June 04, 2018 11:36 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Typically the ABC 6 Weather Lab visits one school every month. However... during the month of May, it is going to 4 schools. Our first stop was Ben Franklin Elementary in Rochester. Here's a look at how it went. 

"We are here with the Weather Lab today to learn about science and what meteorology is all about," said Benjamin Franklin 3rd Grade Teacher Sarah Floren.


Nats: (screaming)  

"My favorite science experiment was the air cannons," said Mrs. Floren.

Nats: (air cannon) 

"It was very cool." 

"I want to be a scientist," said Eli Todd.

Nats: (whoa)

"…like a part-time scientist when I grow up," Eli continued. 

Nats: (Three…) 

"I would love to be up there," wished Eli. 

"Nats: (Go!) 

"This was the first time for the kids to have an assembly like this and to do some science experiments that they usually don't get to do," explained Mrs. Floren. 

"Very very fun," said Eli. 

Nats: (One! (Soda can imploding))

"The cannons…" said Eli. 

Nats: (smoke air cannon - screams) 

"It was very fun, especially the smoke part," he remembered.

Nats: (Go! (Screams))

"This awesome for them. It was a really neat opportunity for them to learn about science and what careers look like in the science world." Said Mrs. Floren. 

Nats: (Screams) 

The ABC 6 Weather Lab still has three more stops this month... visiting area schools as the school year wraps up. Its next stop will be with the Vikings at Hayfield Elementary. Then on to Bear Creek Intermediate School in Stewartville. And finally... Southgate in Austin. Tune in on Weather Lab Wednesdays all month long to see a  recap of our visits to each school.

Today we are also announcing our latest Certified Weather Lab Assistant. This week our winner is Mylah Montgomery. Mylah was in the audience during our visit to Kingsland and the Children's Museum in Rochester. She completed the cloud in a jar experiment. Congratulations to Mylah!

We also want to remind you that there's still time to become an ABC 6 Weather Lab Assistant like Mylah. All you have to do is go to our website, and pick an experiment. Then submit a photo and you could be chosen as our next winner. Our latest winner will be announced in one week.  


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