Convection

Does it make more sense to place a space heater in the middle or on one side of a room to heat it? After watching a video on convection that explains what causes it, and how it works, pupils know the correct answer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find other examples of convection to discuss with your class
  • Add Hadley cells to science vocabulary lists
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of density
Pros

  • Includes examples of convection in the kitchen, in the oceans, and in the atmosphere
  • Highlights vocabulary terms
Cons

  • None