July 1, 2006. Wonderful Weather. 4th grade weather experiment. Thomas@caer.uky.edu Grider@caer.uky.edu University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research 2540 Research Park Dr., Lexington, KY 40511 859-257-0278. Overview. Experiment Objectives Materials Procedures
July 1, 2006
4th grade weather experiment
University of Kentucky,
Center for Applied Energy Research
2540 Research Park Dr., Lexington, KY 40511
To heighten the student’s awareness of weather by allowing them to observe weather conditions and to discover weather related phenomena in their environment.
Point out the relationship between air temperature and air density. Draw a profile of a sea coast and show how the sun warming the land more quickly than the ocean creates off-shore breezes.
On a map show how the difference in temperature between northern and tropical regions drives the winds and that all weather is a result of fluids of different density flowing over one another.
On a map show the Atlantic Conveyor, which is the circulation system for all the oceans of Earth and is also driven by differences in density.