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Get schooled in science with Kahtia Hall

WPTV meteorologist puts on her lab coat, gets crafty
'Kaht' in the Lab, Kahtia Hall
Posted at 8:37 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 08:39:31-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Are you looking for fun and educational activities to do with your children while they're out of school? Then you'll want to join "Kaht" in the lab as she talks about the weather and gets crafty.

Each Thursday at 1 p.m., WPTV NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Kahtia Hall will give a live weather lesson from the WPTV studios and then demonstrate how you can perform the weather-related craft from home.

The weather lesson and subsequent lab time will air on Facebook Live, during which time you'll be able to ask questions.

Kahtia will reveal her next lesson each Monday in the month of April and what supplies you need to perform them. Some of these crafts will require parental supervision.

Lesson Plan (April 9)

Make a thermometer while learning about how temperature plays an integral role in the weather.

Supplies needed to make your own thermometer:

  • marked index card
  • tape
  • clear straw
  • modeling clay or Play-Doh
  • clear bottle
  • food coloring

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson Plan (April 16)

Make a barometer while learning about air pressure.

Supplies needed to make your own barometer:

  • glass
  • spool
  • straw
  • pencil
  • balloon
  • marked index card with tape
  • toothpick or sewing needle

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson 3 (April 23)

Make a cloud in a jar while also learning about clouds.

****PARENTAL SUPERVISION SUGGESTED****

Supplies needed to make a cloud in a jar:

  • jar
  • hairspray
  • boiling water
  • ice

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson Plan (April 30)

Make storm in a bottle while learning about thunderstorms.

Supplies needed to make your own storm in a bottle:

  • cup or mason jar
  • water
  • shaving cream (foaming)
  • food coloring

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson Plan (May 7)

Make a rain gauge while learning about precipitation.

Supplies needed to make your own rain gauge:

  • 2-liter bottle
  • 6 feet of masking tape
  • ruler

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson Plan (May 14)

Make an anemometer while learning about wind speeds.

Supplies needed to make your own anemometer:

cupcake liners

  • needle/pin
  • pencil
  • cardboard strips
  • spool
  • thumbtack

DID YOU MISS THE LESSON? GET SCHOOLED BELOW.

Lesson Plan (May 21)

Make a cold front while learning about weather fronts.

Supplies needed to make a cold front:

  • water
  • blue food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • ice tray
  • clear baking dish

Lesson Plan (May 28)

Make a stomp rocket while learning about satellites.

Supplies needed to make your own stomp rocket:

  • 1-2 liter bottle
  • 4' 1/2" PVC pipe to be cut to length
  • 2 PVC 90-degrees elbow slip connectors
  • Duct tape
  • Clear tape
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Index cards
  • Scissors

Check back here or on the WPTV Facebook page each week for the next lesson plan or to catch up on any project you may have missed. You can also follow Kahtia on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as she chronicles her experiments -- or just to get the latest forecast.

'Kaht' in the Lab social media graphic, Kahtia Hall

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"I can't wait to see you there," Kahtia said.