Tag: Wind

Important Reasons to Teach Weather Science to All Ages

Adults have tried all sorts of stories to help explain away the fear children have during storms. There has been a success in teaching children about how weather works. If they understand it, it should help alleviate some fear. So why not teach all ages about weather science? Weather Science Teaches Observations – As children play Read More

Lightning Science: How does it Work?

The sight and sound of thunder and lightning usually mean the beginning of Spring. Some places it could mean the start of a hurricane. Mythology and Stories From the beginning, parents have tried to explain lightning. Whether it is religious ideas or made up stories to calm fears, some of the stories can be quite Read More

Using Wind to Create Electricity

Wind Turbines are popping up in a lot of places that have a lot of wind. Why? Simply put, the wind is air in motion.  Wind works by uneven pressure and temperature due to electromagnetic radiation from the sun. It represents a form of kinetic energy from the sun, hence said to be renewable. By Read More

Winter Storms: The Ultimate Challenge

In recent years, especially the years 2017 and 2018, winter storms have been incredibly hazardous. All over the northern hemisphere, there have been devastating disasters. The East Coast of the USA has had one Nor’easter after another. This is creating feet of snow instead of inches. In Europe, they have had their share also. In Read More

What Is Drought?

A very bad natural disaster is a drought.  A drought is when there is a lack of precipitation (i.e. rain, snow, hail, sleet) over an extended period of time.  The length of time is usually a season or more with the result being a water shortage for plants, people or animals.