Oliver H. Perry Wins Weather Station from WKYC
Oliver H. Perry School has won equipment that will allow students to collect weather data and learn about forces at work in the atmosphere.
Perry was one of 10 CMSD K-8 schools to win 6250 Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather stations in WKYC-TV’s Weather Warriors contest. The other schools were Almira, Campus International, Charles Dickens, Clara E. Westropp, Denison, Iowa-Maple, Luis Muñoz Marin, Riverside and Willson.
The schools were picked after submitting videos based on the theme: “We are the Weather Warriors.” To view the videos, go to http://bit.ly/1Zs6sxb
At Oliver H. Perry, homerooms will take turns each week collecting and analyzing weather data and presenting findings to the rest of the student body during the school’s Friday morning meetings. The benefits will extend beyond science, Principal Anne Priemer said.
“Students in math class frequently ask, ‘Why do we have to learn how to do this?’ ” she said. “The station will give students, as part of their math curriculum, a real-world authentic way to collect, chart and analyze data.”
Besides trying their hands at weather forecasts, students will get to work one on one with members of the WKYC weather team, including chief meteorologist Betsy Kling and meteorologist Gregg Dee. They will visit the WKYC studio and receive visits from the station’s Weather Advance Mobile Unit.
Thomas Ott is director of the CMSD News Bureau