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					                 Weather Factor Lesson 8




          Key Question

1. How do differences in air pressure
cause local winds?




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Student Objective
Saturday, January 08, 2011


 Objective: SWBAT describe how air pressure
  differences cause local winds.


 Homework: “Winds” Guided Reading & Study
  Worksheet



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Warm Up

 Think about a time when you have flown a
     kite or seen someone else fly a kite.
 (1) What made the kite fly?
 (2) Write your own definition of wind.




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          Today’s Activities

Review warm up
Review the “Land and Water” lab
CyberEd: “Weather and Atmospheric
 Processes” – review of convection currents
Read and observe animation of land & sea
 breezes (Slide 5)
  – Complete the Land and Sea Breezes WS
CyberEd review to reinforce the lesson
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                     Activities

 View Animation: Land and Sea Breezes
  ES1903
 Land & Sea Breezes Worksheet-Teacher guided
   –   Draw in the direction of air flow
   –   Label the land & sea breeze
   –   Indicate the areas of high and low pressure
 Think about:
   –   Why do clouds form over land during the day?
   –   Why do the clouds disappear at night?
   –   Why does the ocean temperature remain constant?
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What type of breeze is occurring?
      Winds
What type of breeze is occurring?
    Winds
              Conclusions

 Often people fly kites at the beach
   because there is a constant breeze along
   the shore. Using today’s notes explain
   why this local wind occurs.




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