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Earth's Spheres and Natural Resources

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air Conditioning

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
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...
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Turbulence: One of the Great Unsolved Mysteries of Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While airlines acknowledge turbulence, scientists have yet to solve the mysteries of these air currents. Find out what is known with a short video that explores the complex nature of turbulence.
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Fluid Streams Affecting Weather

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The jet stream can reach speeds of up to 250 miles per hour. Scholars learn about the jet stream and ocean currents as they rotate through stations. They answer questions leading them to understand the impact these fluid streams have on...
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Why Do Clouds Form in the Afternoon?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The stability of the atmosphere changes on a daily basis. A kinesthetic lesson models how the stability of the air changes as it's warmed by the sun. Learners connect their models to the changing air currents and movement of warm and...
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Can Gravity Push Something Up?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does a hot air balloon fly? An experimental lesson has scholars build a balloon from a garbage bag and monitor the movement of air. As the temperature of the air in the balloon increases, gravity moves the denser cool air down,...
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Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate

For Students 7th Standards
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...
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Weather Channels

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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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Current Events

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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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Weather Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Transform your classroom into a fully functioning weather station with this series of hands-on investigations. Covering the topics of temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and cloud formation, these activities engage young...
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Global and Local Dust over North America

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the...
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Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this air currents activity, students read about the transference of heat from something warm to something cold. Kids read a paragraph of examples about heat transference. Students then explain why they would keep windows shut on a...
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Snake Spiral

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this convection currents worksheet, students draw, cut and decorate a spiral snake on a sheet of paper. Students attach a piece of thread to its head and hang it over a hot radiator and watch the snake spin as the warm air rises.
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Science - 'Why does the wind blow?'

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read a poem about the wind and learn why the wind blows. After reading the poem and informative paragraphs that follow it, students answer 2 questions regarding the information they read....
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Rain Shadows and Sea Breezes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plot the average rainfall for a variety of cities in the United States. Using the map, they work together to determine patterns on which toxicants are transported through the air. They determine the impacts of various weather...
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Air Movement

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe a series of teacher-led demonstrations about air movement. They explain the existence and movement of air, then list 3 things that they have learned about air. Finally, students go outside and shoot off air cannons.
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Air Masses & Fronts

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students identify two distinct air masses and the frontal boundary and determine whether the front is moving in time and in what direction the front is moving.
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How is Sound Made?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this sound worksheet, students will fill in the blank of 4 facts based on what sound different objects make. Based on those facts, students will write in a conclusion about how sound is made.
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Is Air a Fluid?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss the physical properties of fluids and then demonstrate that air carbon dioxide and oxygen) is a fluid by creating currents.
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Perpetual Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss movement of air currents and then experiment to create visible models of air currents. Students connect the model to weather patterns.
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Winds Over Land vs. Ocean

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore friction and the way it impacts wind over the ocean compared to over land.
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Movement of Fronts

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students use a demonstration in order to learn abou the movement of weather fronts.