Learning about careers in STEM

Fifth grade students were treated to a special guest speaker in mid-October as Mr. Ben Bernstein, a LEE parent, came in to talk about his career in meteorology. One of the 5th grade concepts for students to master in Earth Science is “Weather changes are measured by differences in temperature, air pressure, and water in the atmosphere and type of precipitation (3.3)“ Mr. Bernstein talked about different tools used to measure changes in weather, how technology is used in forecasting weather, and his particular job testing aircraft in different types of weather. The students were very enthusiastic and interested, asked lots of questions, and shared their knowledge as well. It’s great to have students learn from people in STEM-related careers.