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Fantastic for college prep, advanced, special education, and/or autistic-Asperger’s learners who need differentiated instruction or other non-traditional (direct instruction) pedagogical strategies.
Very special cut and paste, Smartboard, and/or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many types of learners.
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! Predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This has been used on travelling science days with high marks and acclaim.
The global wind belts include: polar northeasterlies, prevailing southwesterlies, northeast trade winds, southeast trade winds, prevailing northwesterlies, and polar southeasterlies.
This tutorial focuses on the differentiation of global wind belts with varied pedagogical strategies.
Terminology and concepts include: global wind belts, prevailing southwesterlies, jet stream patterns, weather conditions, climate, elevation, polar front, seasons, doldrums, the Coriolis effect, horse latitudes, fronts, air masses, storms, trade winds, and more…
Activities within this tutorial are:
-General wind rule designation-uneven heating creates pressure differences which in turn creates a strong pressure gradient force which then impacts wind strength to the actual wind belt names.
-Matching activity consisting of vocabulary words, definition, and applicable image. See terms above.
Global wind diagram and model building. EXCELLENT activity! Students assign pressure systems, global wind belts, key terminology, and more to one map. Over 40 pieces on one map!
What makes this lesson unlike any other is the application to actual past weather and climate. Various satellite images and satellite modification images are used to apply the general concepts of global wind belts and the Coriolis effect.
1. Global wind belt application: trade winds on April 27, 2016
2. Global wind belt application: wind belts and fronts on April 27, 2016
3. Global wind belt application: wind belts and fronts on April 27, 2016
4. Global wind belt application: wind belts, fronts, storms and air masses on April 27, 2016
5. Global wind belt application: all global wind belts, fronts, air masses, and storms on April 27, 2016
6. Global wind belt application: wind belts, wind direction depiction, and global pressure systems.
7. Global wind belt application: jet streams and wind belts
8. Global wind belt application: the Omega block, pressure systems, and wind belts
9. Global wind belt application: the Omega block, pressure systems, and wind belts
10. Global wind belt application: the Omega block, pressure systems, troughs, and ridges
11. Global wind belt application: the Omega block, pressure systems, troughs, and ridges.
Can be infused so learners that need an alternative assessment or may struggle with standard activities/labs/assessments have such an engaging option.
Perfect for homeschooling!
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about wind and meteorology. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your meteorology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 12th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators and PROFESSIONAL meteorologists!
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”