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Interactive video lesson plan for: Coriolis Effect

Activity overview:

A basic introduction to the coriolis effect.

Tagged under: coriolis effect,. barnard,olympia hs

9 questions

1. Which direction does wind always blow? (00:00:19)

2. Which below is the direction the winds will curve in the Northern Hemisphere? (00:00:43)

3. What causes the wind to curve instead of moving in a straight line? (00:00:54)

4. Which of our global winds did the narrator just draw? (00:02:37)

5. What is happening at the equator to make it have low pressure? Use your maps to help you make a decision. (00:03:26)

6. Why does 30 degrees North or South latitude tend to be a higher pressure area? Use your maps to help you make a decision. (00:04:27)

7. Which wind belt did the narrator just draw? (00:04:38)

8. What is the name of the windbelt that the narrator just drew from the poles towards 60 degrees North and South latitude? (00:04:46)

9. Why do we have the different wind belts you diagramed on your map? (00:06:20)

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