Rise High is back in session! We are so happy to see each other again after the summer break. Our inaugural cohort of 6th graders is now a 7th grader cohort. Where did time go? After all we learned last semester, and our new awareness of the many possibilities that we have, we started the semester thinking about our Future Story: what we want to become, what it looks like, what we need to do
What a special day it was as we celebrated our Inaugural Cohort of 6th graders who successfully completed our Rise High programming in the 2018 spring semester. This special group of students will be moving up to 7th grade in the fall, and they will join us again as 7th graders! We are already missing them (but we will see them soon!). We celebrated with the students and their families, Rise High staff, mentors, partners,
What a fun day we had today at the Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at SUNY Albany! We learned about how hot and cold temperatures mix as Planet Earth rotates, how different gases have different densities and how they will flow accordingly, about different effects caused by air flow and rapid changes in temperature, and we even got to be like meteorologists! We predicted weather temperatures (we did really well!), and communicated the weather forecast
Rise High students visited the US National Weather Service in Albany, NY (NWS)! They not only learned about what the NWS does and what meteorologists do, but they engaged in activities where they learned about the factors that affect flooding and possible property loss, structures that are built to minimize the impact of constructions in nature, and how to draw isotherms on weather maps. Thank you Mr. Raymond O’Keefee (Meteorologist in Charge at the NWS)

Fire, Clouds, Implosions!

Posted by Rise High on April 18, 2018
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Yes! What a fun session on Weather we had today with teachers from Schenectady & Guilderland, and students from the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at Clarkson University Capital District Campus! Rise High students equipped their tool belt in preparation to visit the National Weather Service. They learned about temperature, pressure, humidity, dew point, and a bunch of other important parameters that make up weather. They made fire and clouds in bottles, and even got