Observe how the Coriolis effect influences wind direction

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Link to Resource: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1905/es1905page01.cfm?chapter_no=visualization
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TERC
Summary:Flash animation complements `Coriolis Effect over Earth`s Surface` animation by placing the Coriolis Effect in the context of everyday weather patterns. The predicted wind aloft should be from the southeast but because of the Coriolis Effect the wind is actually southwest. The animation of atmospheric motion over the northern Pacific Ocean for a 36-hour can be paused and rewound to stress important points.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: 9-12; earth; high school; weather
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