AEP Meteorology

This week's AEP was on the very British topic of weather!

The group looked at cloud types and did an experiment to create their own clouds. This involved a jar of water, ice and a match!

They also looked at TAF's (Terminal Airdrome Forecasts) and METAR's (Meteorological Actual Reports) They studied the weather charts from the previous week, looking at the codes and how to decipher them.


They then watched a video on how thunderstorms form and were enthralled when Steve recreated lightning in the classroom using a battery to make a current jump between two metal rods! The group then looked at the effect of lightning on an airplane and learnt that it will in fact travel through the plane.

It was a very interesting and informative session.

Nic Saunders