Archive for November, 2010

December’s Total Lunar Eclipse

November 27, 2010 0 Comments
December’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Let’s hope for good viewing weather on December 21. Nature will put on a great show for free as the Moon goes into the Earth’s shadow.  This will create a total lunar eclipse…and the full Moon will turn a rusty red color.  This image came from the total lunar eclipse that occurred in 2004.  Here […]

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Jeff’s trip to Union Middle School in Dysart

November 18, 2010 1 Comment
Jeff’s trip to Union Middle School in Dysart

Mr. Switzer’s 8th grade math class has been studying percentages and integers.  Those are things that we use every day in weather forecasting.  I had the chance to visit with Mr. Switzer’s students On Wednesday, November 17.  We learned  how meteorologists use percentages when talking about precipitation chances, and how we use integers when forecasting temperature.  We talked about how […]

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Jeff’s visit to Allison

November 16, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to Allison

On a nice sunny November day I made a road trip to Butler County and stopped in Allison.  I had the chance to visit with Ms. Beck’s 8th grade classes at North Butler Community School.  The students have been studying weather for awhile now, and they had some very good questions for me.  We talked about how […]

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Jeff’s visit to McGregor and MFL Mar Mac Middle School

November 9, 2010 0 Comments
Jeff’s visit to McGregor and MFL Mar Mac Middle School

Monday, November 8th, the sky was clear and the day warm when I visited with the 6th graders at MFL Mar Mac Middle School in McGregor.  What a pretty drive!  We learned about the Earth/Sun relationship and how that makes our seasons change.  We saw examples of different kinds of storms and different kinds of […]

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