On Tuesday, February 6th, David Yeomans came to BPE to share some behind-the-scenes information about reporting about the weather on TV. He also talked about the weather and how it works! The whole class was so excited, I could see the excitement shining in all of their eyes. David Yeomans showed us a slide show with the help of a 4th grade tech expert, that was all about weather and behind-the-scenes effects. Mr. Yeomans showed us that instead of a big, giant TV behind him, it’s really a big lime green wall! He and his crew have a special camera that turns the lime green wall into what you see on the weather report. Right next to the lime green wall, there is a little mini TV that shows what you see on TV! David also showed us a big balloon called a weather balloon that floats into the Earth’s atmosphere. When it flies into the atmosphere, it grows to the size of a basketball court! My favorite part was when he was in Hurricane Harvey. Instead of trying to evacuate, he and his crew went right into the storm! We were so inspired by his presentation and knowledge of meteorology!
Learn more about David Yeomans, a former Westlake student, who loved learning about the weather at an early age online: http://kxan.com/author/david-yeomans/
Thanks for coming to teach us all about the weather, Mr. Yeomans!