Meteorologist Alex O'Brien met with the 2nd graders at Desert Sage Elementary in Pueblo West to teach them about severe weather in Colorado.
The students learned about winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods. For each type of severe weather, they discussed how to identify, prepare for, and take action during each one.
They also learned the weather dance: sunshine, thunderstorm, lightning, tornado!
The students created their own 7-day forecast today and are encouraged to observe the weather for the next week to see if their predictions are accurate.
Want to get your young scientists and artists in your family involved? Download the First Alert 5 Storm Safe activity book (20MB PDF).
They'll find useful and fun information on winter storms, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, strong winds, tornadoes, flooding, how to be a safety kid, cool ideas for safe at-home experiments, and more!
Your young scientist can also send in a portion of the activity book to be featured in a First Alert 5 forecast.
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