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RSS kindergartners swept away by tornados, rain clouds and science
December 6, 2018 at 8:41 a.m.
Her face says it all as Hannah Hochfelder squeals with joy upon successfully creating a bright orange tornado. The kindergartener learned different scientific principles about weather when a scientist from High Touch High Tech, a children’s science program company, visited Ridge Street Elementary School kindergarten classes on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Before giving kids their own bottles to make tornadoes for themselves, Brad Line demonstrates how to properly shake the structure on top so a water twister will form at the bottom.
While teaching students about high and low air pressure, Brad Line walks around the classroom to show them how a hard-boiled egg sitting on top of a jar containing fire will pop inside. Andrew Cheng looks at the jar in awe while other students chat about whether the popping noise was funny or scary.
With all their might, Kaniyah Reyes-Porter (left) and Daniel Lungariello try to pull apart fused together suction cups. Brad Line used the activity as an educational supplement while teaching students how pressure levels affect the weather.
As Grace Zhu prepares to flip over the joint bottle apparatus, her partner Ava D’Inverno fervently waits for the lime green twister to ensue.
After Brad Line puts a plate of ice over a bowl of boiling water, several students in Lisa Mecca’s class gather around in utter shock to see a rain cloud unleashed in their own classroom.
When students received a personal experiment to sprinkle salt over ice and a string to try and make an adhesive, Marcus Smith is gleeful to see it worked.
High Touch High Tech Scientist Brad Line brings out the plasma dome after teaching the kids about lightning, and Ethan Berg is surprised with how warm it feels.
Sakura Murray giggles as the High Tough High Tech scientist goofily demonstrates how strong a suction cup grasp can be.
After using fire to create low pressure inside the jar, Brad Line makes it float by using his hand to show students how air pressure can create a suctioning effect.