Up, Up and Away

What is wind, and what does it have to do with the sun's energy? Wind is part of Earth's atmosphere; however, the geosphere and hydrosphere work together to create it. This is the focus of a video that explains how temperatures affect air pressure.

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  • Stop the video after a vocabulary word is introduced to discuss and clarify its meaning
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources 
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation demonstrates how wind patterns (sea breeze and land breeze) work based on land and water temperatures
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  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
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