Archive for February, 2010

Jeff’s trip to Parkersburg

February 28, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Parkersburg

Many thanks to the folks in Parkersburg!  I got to visit with the 3rd graders at Parkersburg Elementary on Tuesday, February 23.  We looked at pictures of the solar system and saw how the Earth looks pretty small when compared to Jupiter and the Sun.  We talked about how important the Sun is when it […]

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Jeff’s Trip to Waukon

February 24, 2010 1 Comment
Jeff’s Trip to Waukon

I got to make a road trip to Allamakee County on Monday, February 22.  Mr. Joe O’Neill teaches 5th grade at East Elementary in Waukon.  I have been a guest in his classroom for about 5 straight years, and Mr. O’Neill always has  a good group of students.  We learned about our planet’s place in the […]

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Where can I get trained to be a storm spotter?

February 17, 2010 0 Comments
Where can I get trained to be a storm spotter?

Don’t get caught off-guard like this woman!  Learn about severe local storms and tornadoes!  Attend a training class near you!  Each year the National Weather Service holds classes to teach the public about the dangers of spring and summer weather.  Here are some useful links…you can find a class near you. Click here for Classes in […]

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Jeff’s visit to St. Edward’s

February 13, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to St. Edward’s

The sixth graders at St. Edward’s School in Waterloo have been studying weather for quite some time now.  I got to visit with them on Wednesday.  We talked about the Earth and how it compares in size to the other planets.  We also saw how our Sun is quite small when compared to other stars.  […]

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Jeff’s trip to Brooklyn

February 6, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Brooklyn

It was a nice sunny day when I visited BGM school in Brooklyn.  The 5th graders at BGM have been studying weather and they had some good questions for me.  While at school we learned about how we put the newscast on the air each day.  We also talked about storms and some of the […]

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