ATLANTA — Every weekday the 11Alive StormTrackers give a short lesson on weather and the science related to it. We hope this is something kids can enjoy with their schoolwork or provide additional resources to teachers who are on a weather unit.
New lessons will be added to this page daily and you can watch them live on the 11Alive Facebook around 11am.
Lessons and Experiments
Watch vs Warning: What's the difference and why they're important to know
Rainbows: What is a rainbow, we'll show you how to make one inside
Cloud Types: The main types of clouds and what they mean
Tornadoes: How tornadoes form and how you can stay safe during a tornado warning
Temperature: What is "temperature? We show you how to make your own thermometer
Pressure and Humidity Make your own Barometer to measure pressure and Hygrometer to measure humidity.
Wind: What the wind direction means and how to make a wind vane
Make your own rain gauge
Lightning: How it forms and how to stay safe from it
Tornado in a bottle/jar: Here are 3 different ways to make a tornado at home
How does hail form? We explain the process of the growing balls of ice
Weather myths and folklore: From Groundhog day to Woolly Worms!
Severe weather categories: What the 5 levels of severe risk mean
Scattered light: Why the sky is blue, sunsets and sunrises are red
Chemical reactions and weather: Why leaves change color, the colors behind fireworks, and smog formation
Microbursts: What are they and how do they form
Making a glider Need something fun to do with the kids? How about making gliders (paper airplanes)? There is also a lesson behind them as well. Here it is. Have fun
How soap works Washing your hands is one of the best way to protect yourself against the Coronavirus. Here's the science behind the experiment that is going around on the web.
Indoor rainbow Time for another at-home experiment. This time we are making indoor rainbows. Really simply and easy. Have fun, and you may learn something before it's done!
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