The evening TV weather report may soon be obsolete for students at Neil Armstrong Academy.
That’s because they are now equipped to track, analyze and make their own weather predictions thanks to a fully functional weather station that was recently installed at the school.
The station is the result of several donations from individuals and organizations, and the expertise of University of Utah professor and Armstrong Academy parent Dr. John Horel, who helped install and program the system. The station includes equipment that returns precise weather data that will provide Armstrong students a seat at the scientific/meteorological table in Utah.
Along with a live video feed from atop the building, the weather station shows current temperatures, humidity, pressure, wind speeds, and other information that students can use for problem-solving endeavors in the classroom.
“Our location is viewed as a legitimate weather data point for meteorologists throughout the state,” said Armstrong Academy Principal Tyler Howe. “Even at their young age, our students will not operate in hypotheticals when it comes to weather data; they’ll be first-line scientists.”