ERIC Number: EJ1035235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Reference Count: 2
Science 101: What Causes Major Wind Patterns, Such as Trade Winds?
Science and Children, v51 n5 p70-73 Jan 2014
A convenient place to begin discussing overall wind patterns on Earth is to explain coastal winds. If you live near the coast (that would be near an ocean) or even near a large lake, you probably know the general pattern of winds there. During the day, breezes tend to blow from the water in toward the land, and at night, this tends to reverse, with breezes blowing from the land out to sea. In this article, Bill Robertson describes a simple activity that will help students understand wind patterns.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Weather, Earth Science, Teaching Methods, Science Activities, Scientific Concepts, Learning Activities, Elementary School Science, Climate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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