Global Winds Teacher Resources
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Young climatologists explore the factors that contribute to a region's climate in this two-part earth science activity. To begin, learners are provided with a map of an imaginary planet and are asked to label global wind and ocean currents before using precipitation and evapotranspiration data to identify different types of climates.
6th - 9th Science
Here is a suitable set of slides to use when teaching about the layers of the atmosphere, climate, global winds, and types of clouds. These slides will support a few different lectures. You will probably want to replace the diagrams with sharper images, but why start from scratch when you have a well-organized format and straightforward content to start with?
5th - 7th Science
Global Wind Patterns Notes
In this global wind patterns worksheet, students take notes on the wind patters in the southern and northern hemispheres. They indicate the latitude the winds occur at, the pressure, the characteristics and the direction the wind moves. They also label the winds on a diagram of the earth with the latitudes.
8th - 10th Science
Follow Your Dreams: Career Goals
It is so important for impending high school graduates to start thinking about their potential careers. Here, they discuss the persistence of Blondie Hasler and his impressive transatlantic trip. They follow various routes on a map and research a professional they admire.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Environment: Wild Wind Direction
Students examine the different types of wind patterns. Using common materials, they construct weather vanes to measure and record wind direction over a two-week period. After analyzing the data, they draw conclusions about the prvailing winds in their region.
3rd - 5th Science
Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure differences.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Weather: A Global Awareness Tour
Upper graders and middle schoolers make up a scenario of planning outdoor concert locations for their favorite musical group. They do this by looking into the weather patterns in a variety of tropical regions. They research where and when severe weather happens in these regions, and work together to come up with a proposed itinerary for their band that should keep them "dry" during their performances.
5th - 8th Science
The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student handouts, and internet resources are provided to build a complete atmosphere mini-unit.
5th - 8th Science
Changing Planet: Black Carbon - a Dusty Situation
Introduce your young meteorologists to black carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels by showing the video, "Changing Planet: Black Carbon." Viewers discover that deposition of this carbon on polar ice impacts the absorption of sunlight and increases heat in the atmosphere.
6th - 9th Science
Environment: How'd That Pollution Get There?
Students examine how global wind and water patterns aid in the spread of worldwide pollution. In groups, they read articles about the domino effect of pollution and create posters displaying its journey. On blank world maps, students trace the distribution pattern of the pollution mentioned in their article.
6th - 12th Science
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre
The fascinating video "Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic," introduces your oceanographers to the world's gyres. They learn that melting sea ice is making the gyres larger, and that the changes could, in turn, contribute even more to global climate change.
7th - 10th Science