Wind and Weather

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10/15/13
36th Day of School
Learning goal (7.E.1.5): I will be able to explain the
influence of global winds and the jet stream on
weather conditions.
Due Today: Flashcards, Sandy vs. Joplin chart, Tornado vs.
Hurricane Poster & Most Destructive Storm Paragraph
Evening Assignment: Wind Foldable, Winter storm
flashcards, and any missing work
Assignment to complete today:
Web Quest and Foldable
Wind and
Weather
http://www.heathersanimations.com/weather/cloud96.gif
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Wind and Weather
The atmosphere has wind
patterns.
Uneven heating causes air to
move through pressure
differences (high -> low pressure)
Earth’s rotation affects wind
direction.
There are three belts of global
wind: trade winds, the
westerlies, and the easterlies.
Jet streams flow near the top of
the troposphere.
Introduction
McDougall p. A48
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Wind and Weather
The atmosphere has wind
patterns.
Uneven heating causes air to
move through pressure
differences
Earth’s rotation affects wind
direction (Coriolis Effect)
There are three belts of
global wind: trade winds, the
westerlies, and the easterlies.
Jet streams flow near the top
of the troposphere.
Introduction
McDougall p. A49
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Wind and Weather
The atmosphere has wind patterns.
Uneven heating causes air to move
through pressure differences.
Earth’s rotation affects wind direction
(Coriolis Effect).
There are three belts of global wind:
trade winds, the westerlies, and the
easterlies.
Jet streams flow West -> East near the
top of the troposphere.
Introduction
McDougall p. A51
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Wind and Weather
The atmosphere has wind patterns.
Uneven heating causes air to move
through pressure differences.
Earth’s rotation affects wind
direction (Coriolis Effect).
There are three belts of global
wind: trade winds, the westerlies,
and the easterlies.
Jet streams flow West -> East near
the top of the troposphere.
Introduction
McDougall p. A52
This web quest introduces several types of wind or wind
factors that influence our weather:
• Coriolis effect
• Trade winds
• Westerlies
• Jet Stream
Learning goal (7.E.1.5): I will be able to explain the
influence of global winds and the jet stream on weather
conditions.
Purpose of Web Quest
Create a 4-flap foldable to be used to describe the winds or wind
factors that affect our weather.
1)
Your foldable should include the title, Wind and Weather, along with
your name, date and core. Put this on the back of the foldable.
The 4 flaps should be labeled on the outside of the flap with each of the
winds or factors:
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Coriolis effect
trade winds
westerlies,
jet stream
3) Include the following information for each one on the inside flap:
• Description of wind or wind factor
• Direction of air movement
• How wind affects weather
4) Due Wednesday October 16th.
Tasks
• McDougall Textbook Ch. 2, section 2 (pages A47-52)
ESD02BAD.PDF
• http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-wind.htm
• http://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/wind/
• http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/conte
nt/visualizations/es1904/es1904page01.cfm
• http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/inside-the-jetstream.html
Resources
Investigate Coriolis Effect
1) Read the investigation on page A49.
2) Write the “What Do You Think? And the “Challenge”
questions in your notebook.
3) You will need one partner.
4) Investigation materials are near the bulletin board.
5) Be sure you have read the procedure before you come to
the table!
Activity
Complete web quest and foldable.
Foldable is due tomorrow!
Evening Assignment

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