William Penn students enjoyed learning about the weather, thanks to an assembly from WTAE-TV and the Carnegie Science Center.
WTAE Meteorologist Alex Alecci explained that students who are interested in a career in meteorology need to have strong math and science skills to be successful. He said that predicting the weather is not an exact science, as he showed how meteorologists use various models to make their forecasts. Even the models don’t predict the same things!
Mr. Alecci also talked about severe weather, including tornadoes and lightning strikes.
Ralph from the Carnegie Science Center conducted some fun experiments, including one to demonstrate the concept of air pressure, one to show how a volcano erupts, and another to illustrate the power of wind during a tornado.
He also involved five student volunteers to participate in an experiment to show how electricity travels.
The Penn PTO presented a $225 check for WTAE’s Project Bundle Up. Please click here
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