HS-ESS3-5

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.

 
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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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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
 
Big Idea:

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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Human Impact

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a case to explore and examine some of the negative impacts that humans have had (and continue to have) on the environment

 
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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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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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Glaciers Lab

Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Earth Science » Unit: Landscapes & Mapping
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

There are myriad features left by glaciers, mostly as a result of direct glacier movement. They include features like drumlins, kettle lakes, and outwash plains

 
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Air Masses

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

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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Emergency Preparedness (Hurricane Sandy Study) [Day 1/2]

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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Wind Velocity & Pressure Gradient

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

Students learn that air velocity can be determined on an isobar map by looking at the relative pressure gradients in this meteorology lesson

 
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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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Probability of Precipitation

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

Students examine how probability of precipitation increases when air temperature and dew point get closer together, and when relative humidity increases

 
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