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Explain What Causes Wind


Recognize how convection currents in the atmosphere produce wind 0607.8.1

Links verified 7/25/2014

  1. Atmospheric Processes: Convection - lesson plan with several suggested activities A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Aviation Weather - NOAA's Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system
  3. Exploring What Causes Wind - lengthy discussion of several factors
  4. How Winds Form - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Instability - how convection is related to lightning and storms
  6. Unstable Weather - how convection currents affect instability
  7. What Causes Wind? - discussion of several factors
  8. Wind - Explanation from Dan's Wild Weather Page
  9. Wind - [Caution: Does not work in Internet Explorer] This real-time map shows wind flowing over the United States. Rest your cursor over any spot to see the wind speed and the GPS location of the site. This beautiful map looks artistic!
  10. Wind: What is it and What Causes it? - good explanation from Weather Wiz Kids

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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