About the lab
- Grades: 3-5
- Capacity: 16 students
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Cost: $120
- Offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
Next Generation Science Standards
Science and Engineering Practices:
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Developing and using models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Constructing explanations and designing solutions
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information
- Cause and effect
- Scale, proportion and quantity
- Systems and system models
- Energy and matter
- Stability and change
Disciplinary core ideas:
ESS2.C: Weather and climate
PS1.A: Structure and properties of matter
ESS3.C: Human impacts on Earth science
- Understand the difference between weather and climate.
- Explore how forecasters use science to make predictions and learn about the tools scientists use to predict weather.
- Use data, observations and technology to make a weather prediction.
- Actively engage in hands-on, inquiry-based science investigation.
- Share Learning Lab-generated thoughts/ideas/questions with peers and program facilitators.
- Work collaboratively with peers.
- Observe and analyze weather predictions using scientific tools.
- Practice 21st-century science and technology skills using online resources.
- Communicate using accurate terminology/vocabulary.