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.
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_7t.htm

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.
http://www.solarviews.com//eng/edu/convect.htm

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.
http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~dvandom/Edu/newcor.html

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

Mesoscale Circulation Modeling Visualizations

NOAA provides global visualizations of weather patterns as a resource for you and your students.
http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/products/vis/gallery/mesoscale_dynamics/
gmcm.html


Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Capturing Convection

"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.
http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/educators/convection.html

Features: Data Sources

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