Boze Elementary Gets a Virtual Visit from KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer

TAF’s School Transformation partner, Boze Elementary of Tacoma Public Schools, is using our STEMbyTAF academic model to incorporate new ways of learning for its students. In April, Boze’s 3rd-grade classroom received a virtual visit via video chat from KIRO 7 Meteorologist Morgan Palmer to discuss climate change. For the last four months, the class has been conducting research to answer their class-generated driving question, “How does climate affect our lives?” Through the process, they’ve learned about weather cycles, forecasting, natural resources, renewable energy and how to prepare for weather hazards. Students will also produce a newscast infomercial, using the knowledge gained.

As you can imagine, having Palmer join the class, even virtually, was a treat. It allowed students to ask the weather expert questions and gather additional research information. Aside from talking about his job and climate, Palmer provided students with a virtual tour of the news studio, a close-up look at the equipment used to forecast weather, and more. This helped students draw a connection from their in-class learning to real-world careers.

Thanks to Morgan Palmer and KIRO 7 for visiting our students. As we scale our School Transformation program to reach more students, we look forward to partnering with more companies and professionals so that all students have access to career-related experiences.

To view Boze’s 3rd-grade climate project and other grade level projects, join TAF and the Boze Elementary community at the public, annual Family Fun Festival, Thursday, May 9th, held at Boze Elementary 1140 E 65th St, Tacoma, WA 98404.

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