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Weather School: Albritton Middle School

Weather visit to Albritton Middle School

Fort Bragg | February 10, 2020

Students are learning about weather and meteorology at Dodea Albritton Middle School. Paul Heggen, a local meteorologist (WNCN), shared how he uses scientific principles and a lot of math to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena with students. Watch below Paul's report!

8th grade students in science have been studying various types of natural disasters and natural hazards. They have analyzed and interpreted data, graphs, charts and images on natural hazards in an effort to forecast future catastrophic events and how to prepare for various types of natural disasters. Mitigation was also discussed for these natural events.

Students composed questions for Mr. Heggen to answer about his experiences with natural weather events and how what he does as a meteorologist impact our lives. He explained the weather circumstances can lead to hurricanes, tornadoes, straight line winds, hailstorms, snowstorms, super cells and much more.

Through this experience students realized the important role meteorologist play in our safety. Students recognized the connection between what they are learning in science effects their lives now and in the future.

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