Wind, Where Does It Come From

This website answers several questions about the wind.  The large print and colorful pictures have animated links that students can click on to explore the effects of temperature on wind formation. This site directly addresses how heat energy from the sun creates wind. Students could go through this website on their own as a webquest-type activity or the whole lesson could be conducted by the teacher in a powerpoint format.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
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Design and conduct an investigation to determine how the sun drives atmospheric convection.
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Describe how the suns energy produces the wind.
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Analyze meteorological data to predict weather conditions.
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Lesson Variations

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