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Fluid Streams Affecting Weather

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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 global weather.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss how ocean currents contribute to garbage patches in the ocean
  • Consider pollution spreading through the air and impacting people in different countries and/or continents
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of temperature, air pressure, humidity, and convection in fluids
Pros
  • Includes answer key
  • Entire lesson provides a high level of student engagement
Cons
  • None
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