Observe an animation of land and sea breezes

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Link to Resource: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1903/es1903page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Summary:This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night. The strength of the animation is that temperature values can be compared throughout the day and then linked to wind patterns. It would be nice if pressure patterns were also superimposed.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-4; K-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; oceans; weather
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