How does the Coriolils Effect Steer Cyclone Storms such as Hurricanes?
This question exploration uses Foucault pendulums and Newton's Laws of Motion to explains how the Coriolis effect causes right hand deflection that creates cyclones, hurricanes and typhoon in the Northern Hemisphere, both steering and spinning: (a) pushing them across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, or across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida and the Caribbean Islands, and (b) spinning the cyclones.
Question Exploration Routines are an instructional method that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using Content Enhancement earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the Question Exploration Routine to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2-3 pages. This product includes the completed question exploration guide, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in. I also included links to PhET simulation. It is in Microsoft Word .doc form so that Ts can customize the discussion to fit the needs of their Ss.
These Content Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. SWBAT:
• SC.6.P.13.3 Investigate and describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both.
• SC.6.E.7.3 Describe how global patterns such as the jet stream and ocean currents influence local weather in measurable terms such as temperature, air pressure, wind direction and speed, and humidity and precipitation.
• SC.912.E.7.9 Relate the formation of severe weather to the various physical factors.
• SC.912.P.10.6 Create and interpret potential energy diagrams, for example: chemical reactions, orbits around a central body, motion of a pendulum.
• SC.912.P.12.2 Analyze the motion of an object in terms of its position, velocity, and acceleration (with respect to a frame of reference) as functions of time.
• •SC.912.P.12.3 Interpret and apply Newton's three laws of motion.
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