EDISON, NJ -- The first graders began their unit studying weather and learned from two meteorologists during a recent Skype session in the Center for Global Learning. The students connected with Tim Brice from the National Weather Service in El Paso and Jonathan O’Brien, who works in Mount Holly, NJ.  

They talked about what meteorologists do and tools they use to forecast different types of weather. They also explained what different types of meteorologists do. They later discussed the differences in weather between El Paso and New Jersey and pulled up examples to show the students things like weather balloons, thundersnow and how lightning is formed.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.