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Global Wind Patterns Notes

For Students 8th - 10th
In this global wind patterns worksheet, learners 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....
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The Pacific and El Niño

For Teachers 5th - 7th
El Nino, and the climate changes that go along with it, are the focus of this Earth Science lesson. Learners pay particular attention to the wind patterns that are established on Earth, and look at weather maps to see how El Nino can...
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As the World Turns: The Coriolis Effect: Global Wind Patterns, Earth's Rotation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use pencil and paper to explore the Coriolis effect and how the Earth's rotation causes global wind patterns.
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Introduction to Wind Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Windy Pirate

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A new class of pirates wants to sail on your ship, but they lack the knowledge to properly travel the world. How will you teach them? Groups of learners teach their peers, the new pirates, everything from locations of global wind...
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Wind Circulation, Surface Currents and Climate

For Teachers 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...
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Weather Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Transform your classroom into a fully functioning weather station with this series of hands-on investigations. Covering the topics of temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and cloud formation, these activities engage young...
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Mountain Weather: Orographic Lift

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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Forecasting

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students research how to forecast the weather by observing cloud formations and wind patterns. They research modern means of weather forecasting, complete a quiz and an activity page designed to let them try out new forecasting skills...
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Windbreakers; Earth Science, Topography, Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students consider how topography affects weather and human activity. Students simulate a mountain range and observe surrounding wind patterns.
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Environment: Wild Wind Direction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Design Your Own Imaginary Continent

For Students 9th - 11th
In this continent worksheet, learners design their own continent and include latitudes, mountain ranged, river, wind patterns, and temperature highs and lows. They also include a variety of cities in specified locations.
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Winds Go Spinning Around

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate the Coriolis Effect to comprehend why winds in the Westerlies are prone to cyclonic and anti-cyclonic motion. They arrive at an explanation of processes that drive world wind patterns
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Global Precipitation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A lack of rain created deserts on one-third of the earth's land surface, while excess rain created rain forests on only six percent. Scholars observe a global perspective of rain fall. They see the satellite imagery over a six-month...
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Climate

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ESL climate learning exercise, students describe the climate in their country, wind patterns, influencing factors and unusual weather conditions. Students then create a "climograph" and label zones and regions on a blank outline...
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The Inside Current

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore ocean currents and wind patterns. They discover the concept of systems to show how change in one component of a body of water, causes change in other components in that system. Students describe positive and...
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Fallout!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plot the locations of fallout from two disasters that polluted much of the world's air. They plot the ash fallout from the 1980 Mt. St. Helen's eruption to see what the wind patterns in the United States look like overall. Next...
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Air Pollution Over Where?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students predict the movement of an air borne pollutant using their understanding of air currents. They determine which governments and/or communities should be contacted to be forewarned. They also explore the properties of their...
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Energy in the Earth System (Ocean and Atmospheric Convection)

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students 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,...
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Geography Search: The New World

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the "New World". They collect geographic information related to the ocean, latitude and stars, longitude and time, wind patterns, and the weather. They analyze the geographic data and make decisions to plot their...
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Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Ice is nice, and its condition on the planet has a significant effect. Junior geoscientists experiment with ice melting in both water and on land to discover how each affect the rising sea level. This detailed lesson plan outline even...
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A Laboratory Simulation of Ocean Surface Currents

For Teachers 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...
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Ocean Impacts of an El Nino Event

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study sea surface height and temperature and other characteristics of an El Nino.  In this ocean impacts lesson students examine the factors that influence an El Nino or La Nina. 
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Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate

For Students 7th Standards
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...

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