Global Winds Unit



This no-prep unit addresses the following essential questions, “Why do we have winds?” and “In what ways does air circulate in our atmosphere?” Topics covered include air pressure, weather instruments, isobars, pressure gradient, the Coriolis Effect, Global Winds, Equator, Intertropical Convergence Zone, Trade Winds, Westerlies, Polar Easterlies, Doldrums, Horse Latitudes, Jet Streams and more.

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The following resources are included in this unit:

  • Unit Pacing Guide
  • Lesson Plan
  • Air Pressure & Winds PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Atmospheric Circulation PowerPoint Presentation & Guided Notes
  • Global Winds Introduction Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Global Winds Practice Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Understanding Global Winds and Their Impact Worksheet & Answer Key
  • Global Winds Quiz & Answer Key
  • Atmosphere Quiz & Answer Key


Grade Levels: 7th – 12th
Total Pages: 115+
Teaching Duration: 4 Days

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