HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – For one 5th grade class at Bear Canyon Elementary, students aren’t just learning about the weather, they’re also tracking it too.

By participating in the CBS4 Weather Watcher program teacher Deborah Charalton hopes her students will be able to relate the classroom work to their everyday lives.

A 5th grader at Bear Canyon Elementary checks the wind as part of the CBS4 Weather Watcher program. (credit: CBS)

A 5th grader at Bear Canyon Elementary checks the wind as part of the CBS4 Weather Watcher program. (credit: CBS)

“I think it’s good because its a real world connection,” says Charlton.

The students use weather instruments to take simple readings and record what is happening each day with an ultimate goal of seeing how pressure, temperature, wind and humidity all work together.

Students in Deborah Charlton's 5th grade class at Bear Canyon Elementary report current conditions to CBS4. (credit: CBS)

Students in Deborah Charlton’s 5th grade class at Bear Canyon Elementary report current conditions to CBS4. (credit: CBS)

“I’m wanting them to make those connections, see the patterns and be able to help predict the weather,” said Charlton.

In addition to learning valuable life experience the class also is helping forecasters in Colorado’s Weather Center at CBS4 by providing important real-time weather information.

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