Wilson Elementary first graders learn about weather with high school students

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - 70 first graders from Wilson Elementary School learned about weather and weather safety with the big kids.

Central High School meteorology students broke out into group sessions to talk about different types of weather.

One high school science teacher organized this event ten years ago and is admiring its growth. She says its always better when students can teach other students.

"They have a better way of perhaps relating. It's good for feeder schools to see what it's like when they come to high school. It gets them excited to come to high school. They can see that yes they can learn this information. They can present it to each other," says Central High School Science Teacher Rachel Rasmussen.

Rasmussen says she finds many students interested in meteorology because they want to have careers in the agriculture department here in South Dakota.