ABC-7 Weather Academy held at Scotsdale Elementary
Updated On: Mar 19 2014 01:22:34 PM CDT
As part of a community outreach plan, ABC-7's StormTRACK meteorologists hold "Weather Academies" every few months.
The academy is offered as a way to connect the station with local schools, while teaching students about weather.
ABC-7 StormTRACK meteorologist Krystal Klei visited Scotsdale Elementary Monday morning.
The academy began with a powerpoint presentation.
The presentation explained a few Borderland weather phenomenons, as well as a few national weather events.
Specifically, students learned about cloud types, precipitation forms, dust devils, haboobs, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
The students also watched a forecast, and learned about what goes on behind the scenes.
Students were taught how meteorologist make their forecast and graphics, as well as how they know where to point.
A time-lapse video of a severe dust storm, known as a haboob, that rolled through Phoenix, Arizona was played for the students.
The video gained a lot of "ohs" and "ahs."
To finish off the academy, Klei and two student helpers did an experiment.
The experiment, which taught students how clouds formed, involved a large glass jar, warm water, and ice.
The academy came to a close with a question and answer session.