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Science Lesson Hits New Heights

Steamboat Today
by Zach Fridell

— Climbing steadily higher on Mount Werner, the weather conditions rapidly are shifting. The pressure and temperature are dropping as the wind speed increases. Thunder booms in the distance.

Fifteen students in Robin Bush's sixth-grade class from Hayden Valley Elementary School are experiencing the changes in mountain weather firsthand as they take temperature and condition readings while ascending to Storm Peak Laboratory.

The class was in the midst of a Thursday science lesson led by scientists from the Storm Peak lab. Using pricey equipment provided by the lab, the students measured pressure, temperature, wind speed and particles in the air... read full article