Spark wonder, curiosity, and conversation in your classroom with a virtual field trip! Book one of our FREE interactive programs with a live educator at a date and time most convenient for you. All you need to participate is a computer, webcam, and internet access. Minimum group size: 8 students. Maximum group size: 50 students.

Weather Wow! Up in the Air

Grades K-3

Did you know a typical cumulonimbus cloud can weigh 105.8 MILLION pounds?! How does it stay up in the sky?! Explore how the sun affects our Earth’s weather with an interactive experiment comparing hot and cold air. Transform your students into science sleuths and cloud detectives as we explore this mystery together and learn how air behaves when it changes temperature.

Two rectangular plastic bins, labeled containers of hot and cold water, a green bottle, a purple towel and a small round plastic container

Materials you'll need to try the activity during Weather Wow! Up in the Air
Credit: UCAR

Weather Wow! Hurricane Trackers

Grades 3-5

A new tropical cyclone has been detected in the Atlantic Ocean! Your class of meteorologists-in-training must work collaboratively in teams to track the developing hurricane and make an emergency response plan for a coastal town. Immerse your students in an exciting, interactive adventure as they explore weather hazards, interpret and communicate incoming weather data, and discuss how to prepare and reduce impacts of the storm.


Please contact School and Public Programs Manager Tiffany Fourment with questions or to schedule a virtual field trip.