Spectrum News 13 Project Weather is made of interactive educational resources to help prepare students for the future. Students will need skills in science, technology, engineering or math for 80 percent of jobs in the next 10 years. Therefore, educating kids about weather sciences is the perfect subject for the Spectrum News 13 Weather Experts!
Spectrum News 13 has been distributing science kits to public school sixth-grade science teachers in the News 13 viewing area for several years. They include:
Private school teachers and home-schoolers in the Spectrum News 13 viewing area can call 1-407-513-1300 to get a free kit while supplies last.'
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Spectrum News 13 is proud to present the Project Weather Scholarship Contest. A $1,000 check will be awarded to nine high school seniors in public, private or parochial schools who excel in science.
Applications for the 2020/21 contest:
The scholarship is granted as a part of Spectrum News 13's commitment to educating children about science and weather.
2019/2020 Project Weather Scholarship Winners:
Katelyn Alison - New Smyrna Beach High School, Volusia County
Joan M. Burgos Melendez - Belleview High School, Marion County
Daniel LeGros - East Ridge High School, Lake County
Rachel Pyros - Hagerty High School, Seminole County
Adriana Rivas - Winter Park High School, Orange County
Jennise Santiago - Gateway High School, Osceola County
Maximus Schieman - Satellite High School, Brevard County
The Project Weather Activity Books are great for preschool and elementary age children.
We developed and updated this activity book to answer common weather-related questions and turn them into fun, educational puzzles for kids.
They are given out at hurricane expos and weather related events or Spectrum News 13 viewers can call Spectrum News 13 at 407-513-1300 to receive yours free.
The Project Weather Preschool Book introduces weather words and concepts for preschool age children (3+) and are designed for parents to work together with their children. These books are distributed to public libraries and preschools and are given out at community events.
Libraries, preschools or viewers can call 407-513-1300 to receive free books while supplies last.
Every Wednesday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. for 30 minutes a Spectrum News 13 Meteorologist gives students a chance to ask their weather questions in a live video conference with your class.
Spectrum News 13 is your resource for science-related educational materials.
These can be used by public and private school teachers and home schoolers. Even Cub Scout Leaders and Girl Scout Leaders can use the resources for badge requirements.
Does your school produce a morning news program? You can have a professional look by using one of the Spectrum News 13 school news weather backgrounds provided here.
Studio tours are given to organized groups on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Visitors must be at least 9 years old. Groups should have at least six people but no more than 20. To schedule a studio tour call 407-513-1300. No walk-ins.
Spectrum News 13 is the proud sponsor of the Sprouts & Seedlings Children's Garden at the Central Florida Zoo! This interactive exhibit allows children to get outside and explore nature and see what things they might find in their own backyard.
The Sprouts & Seedlings program is geared towards pre-school children, ages 2-5, and happens every Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30am-10:30am. This program features speakers from the zoo talking about a variety of topics on nature.
Spectrum News 13 provides Project Weather Activity Books to A Gift for Teaching for Orange and Osceola County teachers to receive class sets. Spectrum News 13 meteorologists also attend some Pencil Boy Express mobile events throughout the school year to distribute Project Weather Activity Books to teachers.