Learning Lesson: Atmospheric Collisions

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Link to Resource: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/ll_collisions
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Weather Service (NWS)
Summary:Collision and coalescence is the process by which cloud droplets grow large enough to fall as rain in clouds. You will suspend two ping pong balls in the stream of air supplied by a hair dryer. The balls will bump into each other, creating a clicking sound signifying the collision.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; atmosphere; atmospheric science; high school; lesson; meteorology; middle school; noaa; nws; weather; wind
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