Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.
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
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
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
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
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
In this two day, hands-on, research-based lesson, students get the chance to research some effective strategies to prepare for an impending hurricane in New York City. They'll use the experience of Hurricane Sandy as a "live" case study to create a poster.
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