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Electronic Field Trips


Electronic Field Trip to the National Weather Service


Real world applications in science and technology
Grade Levels:
5-12
Length:
20 minutes
Taping Rights:
Unlimited
MARC Record:
Downloadable
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

KET takes students on an electronic visit to the Louisville office of the National Weather Service, one of three regional offices that provide services to Kentucky. Students learn about:

  • the history and mission of the National Weather Service;
  • professionals who work there;
  • different types of forecasting, equipment and technology;
  • Doppler radar and satellites; and
  • safety precautions students should follow.

Program of Studies:
Physical Science: Motion and Forces
Practical Living/Vocational Studies: Career Awareness, Exploration, Planning
Health Eduation: Safety

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

A visit to the Louisville office of the National Weather Service, one of three regional offices serving Kentucky, explores the history and mission of the National Weather Service and the science of forecasting the weather. Other topics include career opportunities related to meteorology, forecasting equipment and technology such as Doppler radar and satellites, and safety precautions for severe weather. A 2004 KET production for middle and high school classrooms.

These videos are also available on Discovery Education.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Electronic Field Trip to the National Weather Service broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.



Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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