Atmospheric Pressure & Winds: Links for Students
See why a sea breeze occurs at the beach during a warm summer day. This Web site has an explanation with good graphics and links to information about land breezes.
Forces and Winds: Online Meteorology
The purpose of this module is to introduce pressure, how it changes with height, and the importance of high-and low-pressure systems. In addition, this module introduces the pressure gradient, Coriolis forces, and their role in generating wind.
Observe How Air Pressure Affects a Rising Balloon
Try this interactive animation exploring how the height of a hot-air balloon influences both its volume and external air pressure.
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia
Wind: Small-Scale and Local Processes
An extensive introduction to atmospheric motion, this Web page is a set of animated lecture notes for a college meteorology class. Many concepts, along with embedded quiz questions, can be used by secondary school students and teachers.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment
Wind on Oahu: An Exploration
In this self-directed module, students analyze graphics, data, and animations to interpret wind and weather conditions on Oahu, an island in Hawaii.
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment,
Science with NOAA Research: Forecasting
Weather forecasters help us plan and prepare for the weather.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials
NOAA Learning Objects - Ocean Waves
Learn all about the anatomy of waves and the forces that cause them, especially wind. Find out what global impact waves have on coastlines and the possible development of wave energy to produce electricity.
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Misconceptions
Historical Hurricane Tracks
Web visitors can capture hurricane tracks using NOAA’s extensive database. Query tools are flexible and detailed graphics are included.
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources