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Multimedia Discovery Missions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Multimedia Discovery Missions collection is a series of 13 interactive presentations and activities that introduce young geologists and oceanographers to fundamental concepts involving the Earth’s crust and ocean sea life. Benthos,...
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Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure...
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Global Winds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Blow budding scientists away with a lesson that'll put wind in their sails! Scholars study the pattern of global winds using an interactive from PBS' Weather and Climate series. Detailed simulations help viewers study upper-level winds...
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The Coriolis Effect Due to Earth's Rotation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do big storms spin as they travel? As Earth spins, the movement of air and water change. Viewers observe the Coriolis effect on paper airplanes, water, and even hurricanes—and find the effect is everywhere!
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Why Do Hurricanes Go Counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Test your class' coordination as they model the Coriolis Effect. Forming a large circle, learners move to the right as they try to toss a ball to the person across from them. The movement of the circle represents the rotation of the...
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Ocean Currents

For Students 6th - 12th
Go with the flow! The eighth installment in a 13-part series has earth science students dive in to the world's system of ocean currents. The interactive illustrates the different types and depths of currents, how wind and gravity...
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What If the Earth Were Hollow?

For Students 9th - 12th
Man has dreamed of outer space travel for hundreds of years...but, what about inner-Earth travel? Could it work? Young scientists explore the notion of jumping into a hole through Earth and the factors that affect the journey, such as...
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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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Oceans: Water, Water Everywhere. . . but Only on the Earth!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
It's not long, but it's thorough! This PowerPoint takes 4th - 8th grade earth scientists deeper into the oceans. They learn about tide and current activity and the forces that drive them. They also discover how wind and the rotation of...
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A Comparison of Cloud Coverage over Africa

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify different climate regions and local weather patterns.  In this cloud coverage lesson students use NASA satellite data and import it into Excel. 
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Message in a Bottle - A Satellite Journey through the Gulf Stream

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The Gulf Stream has historically provided humans with a faster trade route because of its swift-moving waters. It continues to be a source of information and fascination for oceanographers today. As your class views this collection of...
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Upwelling in the World Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a fascinating topic: the upwelling of ocean waters. Oceanography pupils learn what mechanisms cause upwelling, types of upwelling, and the effects on marine life. Colorful satellite imagery and informative diagrams bring this...
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Why Do We Have Weather?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Convection is offered as the reason behind our weather phenomena. This presentation assumes that viewers are familiar with the methods of heat transfer, and is therefore more geared toward middle-school meteorologists. The focus is on...
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Faking It

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle school earth scientists describe the behavior of the Coriolis force. They compare and contrast conditions under which the Coriolis force has a significant impact with conditions under which it has very little. They model the...
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The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Which way does your toilet water flow? A lesson in the Verisatium playlist explores the Coriolis Effect by examining the flow of water in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The team designs an experiment to control for all...
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NAO Research Report

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The North Atlantic Oscillation affects the weather, climate, environment, and economies of parts of North America and Europe. But what is it? Using a research report, high school learners make either a PowerPoint presentation or...
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For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Earth's atmosphere is full of different energies, from thermal to wind to electromagnetic radiation. Through the presentation, class members discover these energies and how they determine weather patterns.
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Study Jams! Waves & Currents

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Ocean lovers hang ten as they watch this film about waves and currents. What causes waves? What is a current? Learn this and more from Sam as he explains why RJ was struggling to surf the gnarly waves. Have your class watch this at home...
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Physical Science Word Search Puzzle

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this word search to practice physical science vocabulary words. This word search allows you to determine the amount of columns and rows you would like to include; however, when you change the amount columns and rows, the word list...
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For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students locate the Trade Winds, Westerlies and Polar Easterlies on a map, explain the impact of the rotation of the Earth, and plot a route for a round trip voyage from New York to London.
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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Motion in the Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does the formation of currents and waves in the ocean happen? High schoolers will learn about the primary causes for ocean currents and waves by calculating a wave's amplitude and nautical mile speed. Then they will complete a...
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The Movement of Ocean Water

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine and model the Coriolis Effect.  In this ocean water lesson students create a model and view a PowerPoint demonstration. 
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Coriolis Effect

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study the Coriolis effect and discuss air and ocean patterns.  In this heating of the Earth lesson students complete a lab activity in which they construct a tornado simulator.