Convection In the Atmosphere: Links for Teachers
Atmospheric Processes: Convection
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
An Educator's Guide to Convection
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
Getting Around the Coriolis Force
Teachers can enhance their understanding of the Coriolis effect without getting into overly detailed physics.
Mesoscale Circulation Modeling Visualizations
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