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Mrs. Waddell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mighty Meteorologist!

My students need a barometer, an anemometer, and other tools to observe and document the day-to-day weather and to help them understand the objectives and definitions that are associated with the weather unit.

My Students

"What's an anemometer?" I was asked as I was explaining the lesson on weather. I told them the definition as stated in the book. "Yes, but what is that really?" they replied. We need hands-on equipment to reinforce our learning. I need to show them what an anemometer really is.

We are a small public school in Arkansas.

We have limited resources to help our students learn technology. Many of these students come from homes where both mother and father have to work to keep the family together. We are surrounded by farmland, so the chance to see and use technology only comes when they are at school. They need to know how to read weather instruments and how to use them to help prepare for stormy weather. I wish them to be more aware of the surrounding weather.

My Project

This is to be an ongoing, year-long project. We will monitor the weather from the beginning of school to see how the readings and conditions change throughout seasons of the year. Although this is a sixth grade project, I do teach fourth and fifth grade students also. I plan to put the equipment where the students can easily see how it works. I want them to relate the anemometer readings and the barometric pressure to the daily weather conditions. I also hope this will improve their record keeping skills, as well as their ability to chart and graph information. My students need a barometer, an anemometer, and other tools to observe and document the day-to-day weather and to help them understand the objectives and definitions that are associated with the weather unit.

On a beautiful April day in 2009, as we were finishing up work to go home, the tornado buzzer suddenly sounded.

The students looked at me with questions. I said, "You know the drill." We lined up and headed to our safe house. As we walked out the door, the town sirens went off. The local weather station was delayed in informing us of danger. There were several tornadoes and many lost homes. Please help me educate my students on the signs of dangerous weather.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WEATHERMAPS OUTLINE US 8-1/2''X11'' PAD/50 • School Specialty Inc. $12.44 1 $12.44
POCKET CHART ADD-ONS WEATHER IN PHOTOS • School Specialty Inc. $7.31 1 $7.31
Vantage Pro2™ Weather Station • Nasco $594.95 1 $594.95
BAROMETER WEATHER BALL • Frey Scientific, Inc. $46.76 1 $46.76
BAROMETER W/INSTR SHEET • Frey Scientific, Inc. $20.66 1 $20.66
ANEMOMETER • Frey Scientific, Inc. $35.06 1 $35.06
READER DSM-3 WEATHER INSTRUMENTS PKG/8 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $42.00 1 $42.00

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This project will reach 50 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by UPS Foundation and 9 other donors.

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