New Weather Station at BSM Gives Eighth Grade Students a New Perspective
One of Benilde-St. Margaret’s new earth science teachers, Mr. Reynolds, is giving his eighth grade students a unique opportunity to identify and track weather patterns.
At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Reynolds installed a new weather station on the roof of the building to measure the temperature, humidity, dew point, wind, and other meteorological conditions around BSM. A website for the station allows students to monitor conditions 24/7 and gives them a detailed look at the many factors that play into temperature and precipitation. The website even features road conditions, air quality information, ski reports, and more.
Each time the weather changes significantly, the class discusses the science behind the change. Over time, students get a sense as to what to expect and start to see overall patterns.
As all of us who’ve lived in Minnesota most of our lives know, the skills learned in this class will benefit Red Knights for years to come. Thank you, Mr. Reynolds, for bringing earth science to life in such a practical, fun way.
Visit bsmweather.org to check it out for yourself and learn what’s in store - weatherwise - at BSM!