Instructional Video

Global Winds

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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 as they move thermal energy around the globe. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Break out some maps to give the lesson a cross-curricular edge
  • Ask pupils to create a graphic organizer to help them learn the characteristics of each of the three circulation cells 
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure learners understand the color scale used in the animations illustrates wind speed
  • Allows teachers to assign the resource through Google Classroom
  • Non-visual support materials make an excellent back-up plan for learners that don't have Internet access outside of school
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