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Warm-Up February 20. A plane trip from New York to L.A. will take about six hours going from East to West but only five hours if you are traveling in the other direction. This is because of a strong, westerly wind caused by the spinning of the earth called the : a. local winds

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Warm-Up February 20

  • A plane trip from New York to L.A. will take about six hours going from East to West but only five hours if you are traveling in the other direction. This is because of a strong, westerly wind caused by the spinning of the earth called the:
    • a. local winds
    • b. gusts
    • c. jet streams
    • d. sea breezes
earth science rocks
Earth Science Rocks
  • MYP Unit Question: What should I wear today?
  • Area of Interaction: Environment
  • Learner Profile: Communicator
  • Standard: Understand how the distribution of land and oceans affect weather and climate.
  • Learning Target: Today I am learning how global
  • winds cause weather.
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Opening: “What would you wear in ____”

  • Work Session
    • Review Coriolis Effect
    • Global Winds (Smartboard Activity)
  • Closing: Check homework

“Air Masses & Fronts”

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What would you wear in

Santiago, Chile?

(Latin America)

68⁰ 33%

68⁰ : 16 mph

37 ⁰ N/A

Temperature: Humidity:

Wind Chill: Avg. Wind Speed

(Feels Like)

Dew Point: Visibility:

what s the coriolis effect
What’s the Coriolis Effect?

The apparent curving of the path

of winds and ocean currents due

to the Earth’s rotation.

what are global winds
What are global winds?
  • For this activity, you will need
  • World map
  • Three different color pens/pencils
  • Ruler

Smartboard

Activity

let s check your homework

Closing:

Let’s check your homework

Write with my pen ONLY; nothing

else is in your hand.

Any blank spaces, mark them wrong.

Were you absent? Step outside

and work on it . . . you’ll need a book.