Wind Patterns Teacher Resources
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Introduction to Wind EnergyLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The U.S. produced enough wind energy in 2015 to power all of the homes in Alaska, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and...
Mountain Weather: Orographic LiftLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do so many mountain ranges exist next to a desert? As part of a larger series, PBS 6-8 Weather and Climate answers this question. The presentation offers diagrams and photographs of the development of a rain shadow. From Oregon to...
Wind Circulation, Surface Currents and ClimateLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students 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...
Energy in the Earth System (Ocean and Atmospheric Convection)Lesson Planet
8th - 9th
Learners examine how the flow of ocean water affect climate and the environment. In this earth science lesson, students use the internet to track ocean currents. They explain how certain global phenomenon are affected by wind patterns,...
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...
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...