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What is an air current, and what does it have to do with the sun? This is the focus of a video that explains how air currents are driven by the sun's energy to high and low pressure areas.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After viewing, have class members research the major ocean and air currents, mapping out their direction of flow
Classroom Considerations

  • The 17th in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation demonstrates how air and ocean currents move around the world
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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