Weather Watchers visit the Met Office! 6/7/17
Today the Weather Watchers club were lucky enough to be invited to the Met Office to see how they forecast our weather. We visited the Observations Enclosure, the Supercomputer, the Operations Centre and even had a trip to the recording studio where we had a go at presenting the weather! Huge THANKYOU to Mrs Millington and Mr Denton for taking us there and being our hosts for the day.
This week we learnt what happens when a cold front and a warm front meet. The hot air (red water) rises and the cold air (blue ice) sinks and in the middle is a battle ground!
Today at Weather Watchers we investigated what happens to air when you heat it and cool it down. We put a balloon on top of an empty bottle and put the bottle in hot water. We saw the ballon blow up all on its own! Then we put the bottle in some ice and watched the balloon deflate into the bottle! So, we discovered that when you heat air it expands and when you cool it, air compresses. You can try our experiment at home!
This week at Weather Watchers we have learnt how rainbows form!
We looked at our classroom lights through ‘fractal frames’ and saw how light is actually made up of lots of different colours.
Today we have been learning about tornados and how they form. We have also set up our school on the Met Office website – check out our weather readings at www.wow.metoffice.gov.uk !
Today the Weather Watchers club met for the the first time. We went outside and looked at what we could see. We found red and brown leaves which had fallen off the trees then we looked at the range of clouds which were overhead and learnt their names. We saw Cirrus clouds and Stratus cloud layers. After looking outside we came inside and read the weather from our weather station. The air temperature was 9’C; wind direction North West and humidity was 79%.
Look out next week for another forecast!