Coriolis Effect Teacher Resources
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The Coriolis Effect Due to Earth's RotationLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do big storms spin as they travel? As Earth spins, the movement of air and water change. Viewers observe the Coriolis effect on paper airplanes, water, and even hurricanes—and find the effect is everywhere!
Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and ClimateLesson Planet
7th CCSS: Designed
There's more to climate than just the weather — explore the different components that affect weather with an enlightening resource. A hands-on unit takes an inquiry-based approach to studying wind and ocean currents. Learners discover...
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...
Why Do Hurricanes Go Counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
Test your class' coordination as they model the Coriolis Effect. Forming a large circle, learners move to the right as they try to toss a ball to the person across from them. The movement of the circle represents the rotation of the...
The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern HemisphereLesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th
Which way does your toilet water flow? A lesson in the Verisatium playlist explores the Coriolis Effect by examining the flow of water in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The team designs an experiment to control for all...
What If the Earth Were Hollow?Lesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th
Man has dreamed of outer space travel for hundreds of years...but, what about inner-Earth travel? Could it work? Young scientists explore the notion of jumping into a hole through Earth and the factors that affect the journey, such as...
Twisting the Air Away - The Coriolis EffectLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students examine the Coriolis Effect and its effects on the different hemispheres. In this Earth science activity students divide into groups to they make predictions. Students then complete an activity to explore movement as it...
Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf StreamLesson Planet
7th - 12th
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of...
Study Jams! Waves & CurrentsLesson Planet
3 mins 4th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Ocean lovers hang ten as they watch this film about waves and currents. What causes waves? What is a current? Learn this and more from Sam as he explains why RJ was struggling to surf the gnarly waves. Have your class watch this at home...
Ducks in the Flow: Resources about Surface Ocean Currants for the Upper Elementary ClassroomLesson Planet
3rd - 5th
Students investigate surface ocean currents. In this oceanography activity, students work in small groups to create models that demonstrate surface currents, the Coriolis Effect, and how surface currents move debris. This activity...