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Al Conklin teaches Prospect Elementary students about weather
If you want to learn about the weather, who better to teach you than a meteorologist?
Al Conklin, a meteorologist from WBTV and New Life 91.9, taught fifth graders about weather safety during a recent trip to the media center at Prospect Elementary School.
Just prior to Conklin’s arrival, students tested their knowledge of the subject by taking a weather safety quiz.
The fifth graders were studying weather so they already had a pretty good idea about everything.
Conklin reviewed the quiz with students and then answered some of their questions.
He also told them a little bit about what it's like to be meteorologist.
Students in Sara Correll’s fifth-grade class shared the following thoughts on Conklin’s visit and what they learned:
“I learned about typhoons and weather.”
“I learned what a typhoon is. It is a hurricane that occurs in the western area of the Pacific Ocean.”
“If you stick your finger in an outlet, the shock of the electricity will send you across the room. I also learned that if you count the number of seconds between lightning strikes and thunder, that’s how close the lightning is to you.”
“I learned that when a flash flood occurs it rains a lot and it can flood your house and you can find all kinds of things. One time Mr. Conklin found two frogs and a fish in his mom’s house after a flash flood in Lake Norman!”
-- Kimberly J.
One thing for certain; all of the fifth-grade students had a good time and learned a lot about weather.
Written by: Fifth-grade student Nick W
Posted: Nov 21, 2013 by Deb Coates Bledsoe