Meteorology - Storm Watch STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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All students will explore the adventures of weather by viewing various weather instruments. Learn how clouds form and the weather they predict and watch a tornado spin with our tornado teaching column. Grade 4 and up will also track a hurricane by plotting latitude and longitude, wind speed and direction, and predicting the pattern of the storm. The materials for the project will be mailed to you based on the number of students indicated in your reservation. Students will make a handmade anemometer. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. An amended version of this program without the in-class project is available for $150 per 30-45 minute session. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

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Program Details


1. This class begins with a discussion of what weather is and how it is created including the water cycle.
2. The educator will show a variety of weather tools and have the students guess what they are used to measure.
3. The students view two educator led experiments to demonstrate the movement of hot and cold water and how tornado funnels are formed.
4. The educator will lead the students through the anemometer project.
5. If time allows, we will take questions.


- explore the water cycle and how it relates to weather formation
- engage in a conversations about ways we can measure the weather
- discuss ways we can use our understanding of our climate to forecast future weather events

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS2D 3-5 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D 6-8 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D K-2 -- Weather and climate

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards