Atmospheric Circulation Teacher Resources
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The Intertropical Convergence ZoneLesson Planet
3rd - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Young scientists know it is hotter along the equator, but why is it also rainier? Through the process of completing two experiments and a worksheet, scholars discover the answer is the intertropical convergence zone. First, they...
Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky GyreLesson Planet
7th - 10th
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...
The Ocean: A Driving Force for Weather and ClimateLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's behind Earth's wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird weather? A lesson from PBS's Weather and Climate series takes viewers on a worldwide trek to examine the many interactions between Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land masses....
A Comparison of Cloud Coverage Over AfricaLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Students use a NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. They explore how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns, and relate to local weather patterns.
Earth's Energy Budget - Seasonal Cycles in Net Radiative FluxLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students attempt to understand seasonal variation by viewing images of the energy received by the earth. In this weather lesson, students view images from NASA of the influx of energy from the sun and make predictions about resulting...
Freshwater Availability Classroom ActivityLesson Planet
2nd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
This science assignment produced by NASA teaches inquiring minds the distribution of Earth's water. Learners will appreciate and understand the importance of fresh water and how weather and climate affects everything.
Wind Circulation, Surface Currents and ClimateLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Pupils describe connections between wind patterns, surface currents, and ocean climate zones. In small groups, they color the ocean climate zones in four different shades of blue. Students then answer questions like what four currents...