In this two-part activity, students will study convective currents in water and observe the air as a fluid.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas
The author explains why the physical process of convection is so important and addresses a number of instances in nature where convection can be observed. A link to a variety of fun puzzles is provided on the Web site.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment
Teachers can enhance their understanding of the Coriolis effect without getting into overly detailed physics.
NOAA provides global visualizations of weather patterns as a resource for you and your students.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources
"Sometimes a single physical process can explain a variety of events." Convection is explained simply with a focus on the sun. Its application to weather is equally important.
Features: Data Sources