Carver Magnet School will have the first WeatherSTEM Unit in the State of Alabama installed on campus Thursday, April 2nd, with a press conference at 2:00 P.M. This device will provide real-time weather data to the community and the school. For the 2015-2016 school year, students in the school's Science courses will utilize this data for real-world applications in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as they study weather and climate.
The WeatherSTEM package was funded with assistance from the Carver Magnet School PTO's Career-A-Thon event and Carver Magnet School. The aspiration behind the WeatherSTEM project is to provide STEM classrooms with real-time weather and atmospheric data, similar to weather stations maintained by the Weather Channel. WeatherSTEM will also be providing teachers at Carver Magnet with professional development that will assist them in incorporating STEM data into their curriculum.
Carver Magnet will be joining other public schools from around the country and such major universities as the University of Miami, Florida State, and Penn State to have this WeatherSTEM technology. Additional information about WeatherSTEM can be found at www.weatherstem.com.