Curriculum Collections: Why is Antarctica the Windiest Place on Earth?

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Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
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6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Summary:It's not just Antarctica's temperatures that are so extreme. Wind speeds on the continent often exceed 100 mph each winter. Learn the causes of these ferocious katabatic winds.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; antarctica; atmospheric science; high school; meteorology; middle school; severe weather; weather; wind; windstorms
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