This presentation focuses on the following essential question, “Why do we have winds?“
The following topics are highlighted throughout the presentation: defining air pressure, factors affecting, measuring air pressure, weather instruments, naming winds, atmospheric circulation, local wind patterns, global wind patterns, the jet stream, tornadoes and hurricanes, air pressure and elevation, weather prediction, wind energy, understanding pressure maps (isobars), mapping temperature patterns (isotherms), understanding and calculating pressure gradient, etc.
The presentation is estimated to take approximately 25 minutes of class time. Guided notes are included for students to fill in while listening to and following along with the presentation. Questions and answers are included throughout the presentation to gauge student’s level of comprehension.
Grade Levels: 7th – 12th
Total Pages: 43
Teaching Duration: 25 Minutes
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