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Develop and use a model to describe how unequal heating and rotation of the Earth cause patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates.

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students evaluate the effectiveness of a model to represent global ocean and wind currents. Students combine information they gain from videos, demonstrations, and articles in order to find evidence to support their claim.

 
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Weather Forecasting Online Activity

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze weather maps as they develop their own understanding of the relationships between air pressure and clouds, factors that influence climate, weather fonts and the jet stream!

 
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Heat and Pressure in the Atmosphere.

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students bring together their ideas of heat and pressure to identify and construct isobar and isotherm maps.

 
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Can You Track The Sun's Energy?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use models to track the Sun's energy can take as it leaves the sun and travels through Earth's systems. Students explore with different types of surfaces, globes, flashlights, and an interactive model of the Greenhouse Effect!

 
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Heat Transfer - Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson explores heat transfer by radiation, uneven heating of Earth's surface and importance of Earth's atmosphere all in one go.

 
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Heat Transfer - Convection Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This series of mini labs helps to introduce students to the complexity of convection.

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2. Air is on the Move

5th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
5th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Carrie Boyden
Fitchburg, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will examine warm air rising and cold air sinking through an investigation to recognize different temperatures cause convection currents and global wind patterns to form and impact weather in an area.

 
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convection current
   

Heat Transfer - Convection Part 2

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This series of mini labs helps to introduce students to the complexity of convection.

Standards:
 
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Currents and The Great Ducky Spill

6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
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Currents are the driving force behind many ocean phenomena. This lesson discusses the cause of currents and how they impact life in the oceans.

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duck
   

Exploring Albedo

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students experiment with different Earth surface materials to determine how reflective they are.

 
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