Convection Currents Teacher Resources
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Holmes' Model of ConvectionLesson Planet
1 min 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Convection currents do more than just bake a cake. A quick lesson demonstrates the convection currents of the earth and how they contribute to continental drift. An animation illustrates the movement of the currents and demonstrates how...
Plate Tectonics Day 4 Earth's Interior Structure and Convection CurrentsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers introduced to the interior structure of the Earth. They explore how the Earth's interior is broken down according to both it's physical properties and it's chemical composition. Students explore how convection currents...
Thermal Physics / The Saga Continues - Heat TransferLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Somebody in the Nevada Joint Union High School District has a talent for focusing the important, organizational skills, and a creative eye for creating sharp science presentations! Here is one on heat transfer. Conduction, convection,...
Heat Transfer - Conduction and ConvectionLesson Planet
1 min 9th - 12th
Use science to explain why sitting on a metal bench on a cold day isn't a good idea. The instructor describes conduction and convection through drawings and animations. Learners understand how conduction and convection transfer heat...
A Laboratory Simulation of Ocean Surface CurrentsLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Stimulate interest in ocean currents with a simulation. The first installment of a five-part middle school series teaches future oceanographers about the forces that interact to cause ocean currents. A simulation shows how wind and the...
Motion in the OceanLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow do temperature changes affect ocean currents? Scholars explore convection currents by demonstrating the flow of water in a baking dish. They use ice, heat, and food coloring to see currents. Then, they draw conclusions about their...
Study Jams! Air Pressure & WindLesson Planet
4 mins 5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...