Video: 1 min of Sky Watchers Weather Learning Stations

On February 29, 2012, in Lesson Plans, Projects, by Nicole Lantz

I think it’s enough to know how easy it was to find smiles, enjoyment, absorption, and animated conversation for this preview. That is the success of these learning stations. 
You can see the value of the educational research that went into them, the carefully chosen instructional strategies, the details. You can see it in the faces.

Take a look.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time:

To Caroline, Hannah, Juliette, Madeline, Rose-Marie, Sarah, and Sam for their willingness to come learn about weather on a Friday after school.
To George Lantz (Vision Photography) and Michael Regular for all the equipment and for shooting the video, especially since I kept putting my camera down. It turns out that my inner teacher trumps my inner photographer.
To Angela Johnston and Marie-Eve Dubé for rounding up volunteers in Grades 4, 5 and 6 from two different schools in two different languages.
To Susan Gesner for collecting teacher feedback on Environment Canada’s Sky Watchers Weather Learning Stations.
To Lana McMullen at the Halifax Regional Municipality for making all the room arrangements.
To the Basinview Drive Community School, especially Principal Amy MacLeod and Caretaker Bud Pelrine.

The Sky Watchers Weather Learning Stations were developed for Environment Canada by Nicole Lantz, Sprout Educational Consulting ( and Susan Gesner, Gesner & Associates Environmental Learning.

Video Text:
Making it easy to teach weather.
Detailed, step-by-step activities.
Designed with all Canadians in mind.
Free from Environment Canada, April 2012
Available in English / Français 2012
“Easy step-by-step outline for teachers.” -Kathy MacDonald, NB
“I LOVE these. The creative hook for learning is huge – well done!” – Bonnie Anderson, ON
Sky Watchers Teachers’ Resources

2 Responses to “Video: 1 min of Sky Watchers Weather Learning Stations”

  1. Bonnie Anderson says:

    Tag me when this comes out I can’t wait to see it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Nicole Lantz says:

    I just checked in with Environment Canada and the launch is now a few weeks away. Keep your fingers crossed that it is officially released before the end of the school year!

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