Students compare and contrast windmill charts to determine how cold the temperature feels in relation to actual degrees. They investigate the wind chill graphs to find the wind chill equivalent and discuss the variables affecting the graphs.
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New Review Beacon Valley Weather
In Beacon Valley, katabatic winds regularly knock fit adults to the ground. The lesson compares the actual temperatures to the wind chill after factoring in katabatic winds in Beacon Valley. Scholars learn to calculate wind chill and...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Abracadabra of Engineering: Strong Structures from Flimsy Materials
NASA needs to create lightweight trusses to use on space craft. But how do you hold up a stack of books with nothing more than paper? This activity takes teams through the process of building a section of truss out of nothing more than...
7th - 12th Science
Who Has Seen the Wind? Harnessing Alternative Energy
Students assess the importance of wind power in generating energy. In this earth science instructional activity, students analyze the factors affecting wind power in certain locations. They select a potential site for wind turbines and...
9th - 12th Science
The Mathematics of Convection: Nature's Model for Energy Production
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. In this math lesson, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar chimneys.
9th - 12th Math