From Thunderstorm to EF5 Tornado
A Cablevision Education Presentation
Power to Learn
Patty Marina’s grade 6 science class teleconferenced with Dr. Greg Forbes, Severe Weather Expert from The Weather Channel. The students watched dramatic slides of tornadoes while Dr. Forbes explained the underlying weather patterns that cause them. In preparation for the conference, students watched a Storm Riders video, courtesy of Power to Learn, about “two young maverick scientists Juston and Simon on their quest for tornadoes and hurricanes….across state lines, battling heavy rain, hail and dangerous lightning along the way.”
Power to Learn is Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative that brings broadband Internet access to schools and libraries, as well as educational programs such as this informative session with Dr. Forbes. For more information, see Power to Learn’s Triple Play
Our deep appreciation to Dr. Forbes for giving his valuable time to our students. We also thank Nicholas Marino, Manager of Events and Programs at Power to Learn for telling us about this wonderful opportunity. A big thank you to Evelyn Cruise and Veronique Topping for helping us with the technical set up.