We found 26 resources with the concept air currents
Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 1852, a German physicist, Magnus, talked about an effect first described by Isaac Newton in 1672. Part of a series, an interesting video explains the Magnus effect and previous attempts to apply it to transportation. It also shows a...
How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air Conditioning
5 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans aren't the only species to build structures with air conditioning—we weren't even the first! The video explains how a variety of species that live under and above ground design their structures to allow for air circulation. It...
Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate
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...
Earth's Spheres and Natural Resources
3rd - 8th
The geosphere, exosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are Earth's four main spheres. Surprisingly, all of these spheres work together providing us with resources, weather, plants, climate, and a place to live. Here is a collection of videos that explores Earth's spheres and the effect of their interactions on the planet. Note: The videos are organized in the order they are meant for viewing.
Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
On a hot summer day, in a two-story home with no air conditioning, the coolest place is in the basement and the warmest place is on the second floor. See how warm air rises and cool air sinks through a hands-on activity. Class...