HS-ESS2-4

Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth systems result in changes in climate.

 
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Prevailing Winds & The Jet Stream

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson incorporates some videos, in addition to an image used in their Earth Science Reference tables, to have them analyze the major wind belts that form as a result of the uneven heating of the Earth and the Coriolis Effect

 
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Intensity and Angle of Insolation Lab

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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This lesson examines the direct relationship between intensity and angle of insolation in this super-critical insolation lesson

 
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Wind

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students first identify the instrumentation used to measure wind speed and direction, and then analyze what wind really is - a derivative of air pressure normalization on Earth's surface

 
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Layers of the Atmosphere

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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The layers of the atmosphere all have distinct properties and characteristics that allow their separation into distinguishable layers in Earth's atmosphere

 
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Isobar & Isotherm Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create isolines for two different maps - one featuring air pressure (isobars) and the other featuring temperature readings (isotherms). This is a two-day lab that also has students use an Internet-based simulation to test out their isoline creatio

 
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Clouds & Rain

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson has students identify and diagram the process of cloud formation as a result of air movement, as well as identifying the six major types of precipitation

 
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Air Pressure

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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This lesson deals with all the various aspects of air pressure - instrumentation, factors affecting it, and how it changes as result of different atmospheric conditions

 
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Fronts (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the first day of this two-day lesson, students learn about fronts and then begin to create a poster for a front type that they've been assigned and "expert" role in. These will later be used in a gallery walk so all students have the opportunity to lear

 
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Weather Map Symbols

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lab, students work together to interpret the weather based on weather station models, and then have the chance to do the reverse - create station models given specific weather conditions

 
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Air Masses

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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In this lesson, students identify the type and origin of the five major air masses that impact the United States

 
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Insolation & The Path of the Sun

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use altitude diagrams to chart out the path of the Sun at different times of the year and at different latitudes in this lesson!

 
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Humidity

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students discover that as air heats up, it can hold more water vapor, and that dew point is the temperature at which the air is fully saturated. Students also learn about how changes in air temperature cause humidity (and dew point) to increase or decrease

 
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Apparent Motion of the Sun Lab

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students complete a computer-based laboratory simulation of the Sun's path at different latitudes and at different times of the year in this two-day lab

 
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Pressure Systems

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students analyze the Coriolis Effect and examine how it changes the direction of air movement around both high and low-pressure systems. Additionally, they match up specific weather features with both low and high-pressure systems

 
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Insolation Factors

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Dark-colored and fought surface objects absorb the most insolation, while light-colored and smooth surfaces are better at reflecting insolation. This (and a few other minor variables) affect how much insolation an area receives

 
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