BELOIT (WIFR) – The School District of Beloit has announced that Aldrich and McNeel Middle Schools will be home to WeatherBugs.
WeatherBug weather stations, including a high-definition camera and web-based educational software tools, are being installed at both middle schools. The stations have the ability to provide weather data for meteorological teams at news stations across the country, for broadcast online and on-air.
For the School District of Beloit, it is a good time to join the program as curriculum is being revamped for the intermediate schools and the focus on math, science and technology is increasing. The program will enable ALL students in the district to more effectively understand the science of meteorology, as the information will be accessible at each school via the internet.
The WeatherBug Schools Program is committed to helping protect schools and provide an engaging teaching tool for students nationwide. The WeatherBug interactive software program, WeatherBug Achieve, enables teachers to apply real-world conditions to help teach skills and concepts in math, science and geography. Teachers and students in K-12 have access to weather conditions from any of the 8,000 WeatherBug sites across the country. Using WeatherBug Achieve, teachers can also create customized learning activities based on current and historical weather conditions from the WeatherBug stations and camera located at the schools.