Weather Channels

How do currents affect weather and climate? This is the focus of a video that explains how ocean currents regulate the earth's climates, and how jet streams affect weather in certain regions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the difference between weather and climate prior to viewing
Classroom Considerations

  • The 18th 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 the Gulf Stream pulls warm water near the equator up to the cold waters near the British Isles, and back down again; this allows the British Isles to have milder winters
Pros

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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