Archive for April, 2010

Jeff’s visit to Cresco

April 28, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Cresco

I got to visit with the 8th graders at Cresco Middle School on Tuesday, April 27th.   Ms. Becky Bohr is one of the many fine teachers in Cresco, and her students have been studying weather for several weeks now.  Ms. Bohr has 5 sections of science that she teaches…so I was at school from the […]

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Jeff’s trip to Eisenhower Elementary School in Dubuque

April 24, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Eisenhower Elementary School in Dubuque

Wednesday, April 21 was another beautiful spring day, and I was glad to make the trip to Dubuque to visit the teachers and students at Eisenhower Elementary School.  The whole room was full of third graders!  They were great listeners, and they had many interesting stories to tell me.  We saw pictures of storms…we talked […]

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Jeff’s visit to Sageville

April 24, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Sageville

Last time I was supposed to visit Sageville the weather was very foggy, and school was cancelled for the day!  Tuesday, April 20th, however, was a beautiful spring day and I was able to make the trip.  The second graders at Sageville were a good group of listeners, and they had lots of good questions […]

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Jeff’s trip to St. Athanasius in Jesup

April 24, 2010 1 Comment
Jeff’s trip to St. Athanasius in Jesup

Thanks to the students and teachers at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Jesup.  I got to visit Ms. Sitzmann’s class on Monday, April 19th.  We learned about how the Earth and Sun work together to make the seasons change.  We also talked about severe local storms and tornadoes.  Lots of good questions from the students! […]

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Jeff’s trip to Tri County Community School

April 14, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Tri County Community School

A big “Thank You” to the teachers and students at Tri County Community School.  I got to go visit the 8th grade science students on Tuesday, April 13.  Since we are now in severe weather season in Iowa, we talked about severe local storms, hail and tornadoes.  We talked about Earth/Sun relationships and how the seasons change.  […]

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Jeff’s trip to Readlyn

April 10, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s trip to Readlyn

Thanks to the teachers and students at Community Lutheran School near Readlyn.  I got to visit on Wednesday afternoon.  We learned about severe local storms and tornadoes, hail and lightning.  The students had some very good questions, too! Click here to see the Community Lutheran kids saying hello!

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A New Weather Satellite

April 7, 2010 0 Comments
A New Weather Satellite

This is the first image from GOES-15, the newest weather satellite launched by NASA on March 4th.  GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) allows weather forecasters to observe the Earth’s weather from an altitude of 22,236 miles.  On this image you can see a shield of clouds over the Northern Plains.  At the same time the […]

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Jeff’s tomatoes

April 5, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s tomatoes

I planted my tomato crop mid-March.  We have some non-hybrid tomato seeds that we plant each year.  They produce HUGE tomatoes and seem to be quite hardy.  We also like to can tomatoes and make spaghetti sauce each fall.  Not too much can beat fresh tomato sauce in the middle of winter!  My plants seem […]

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