Weather 101 for kids

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Published on February 8, 2022 by

Have you ever wondered how do meteorologists predict the weather? Well in this video, JD explains a few basics about the weather predictions and how the “magic green wall” is used on television.

Meteorologists use big giant balloons and they send them way up in the sky and by doing that they measure the temperature and the air pressure and other things in the atmosphere which help them predict the weather. They have all kinds of balloons all over the country above us way up in the sky.  What do they do with all that information? Well, it comes back into a computer and is converted into charts. The charts help them to forecast the weather. Sounds cool, right?

This video satisfies the 3-ESS2-1 and 3-ESS2-2 requirements for third-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

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