Wondering what today's weather will be at NCCS? Look no further. North Cobb Christian School just received our very own weather station that reports real time weather conditions!
As fourth grade lead teacher Julie Bare began to teach a weather unit this year, she recognized a need for students to have access to weather instruments and to have the ability to collect viable data for accurate weather forecasting. This led to working with our technology department to purchase our new solar-powered Vantage Vue weather station that measures the amount of rainfall, air pressure, wind speed and direction, temperature and relative humidity.
Fourth grade plans to use the weather station to report the local forecast during Lower School Monday Morning Announcements each week in addition to using it to enhance their study of weather. Students can collect data from the station to measure air pressure and precipitation and study how they are related. The weather station will provide students with a fun way to determine and apply longitude and latitude coordinates to locate our school on a map during our Social Studies mapping class as well.
Mrs. Bare hopes that every grade level will benefit from the Vantage Vue located on top of our Press Box at the football stadium. Here are just a few ideas of ways it can help students learn from using it:
- Integrate science with math daily calendar activities
- Graph data collected over time
- weather forecasting
- phases of the moon
- weather conditions for outdoor sport-related activity/games
- math operations using positive and negative numbers comparing weather temperatures
- inclement weather conditions
- compare/contrast our local weather conditions with those of parts of the country or world during certain seasons
We are thankful for our Technology Department for bringing this useful tool to NCCS! Look for the Wunderground icon at the top left of the NCCS website or click here for the current OCC1Webweather at NCCS.