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The Big Weather Experience

Storms on Stage in the Auditorium

Storms on StageGrab your galoshes as we explore a day in the life of a thunderstorm. Students will develop greater understanding of the patterns, cause and effect, and the transfer of energy and matter that create a thunderstorm and other observable weather phenomena. Experience the making of clouds, lightning and thunder, a tornado, and a rainbow on our auditorium stage.

Learning Goals for Students:

  • The weather is always changing and can be described by measurable changes in temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and precipitation.
  • Energy from the sun heating the Earth's surface and surrounding air drives the processes and interactions that create observable weather phenomena.
  • Water moves around the Earth, cycling in and out of the air through the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
  • Models can be used to represent processes, phenomena and interactions within Earth's system.
Clean Water Land & Legacy AmendmentThis activity is funded, in part, through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. Learn More