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Other

Description:

In this quick activity, learners use a toaster to investigate the source for the Earth's wind. Learners hold a pinwheel above a toaster to discover that rising heat causes wind. Use this activity to introduce learners to the process of convection as a source for wind. This resource also explains how convection causes thunderstorms and lists important thunderstorm safety tips.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,Gases,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Mathematics,convection,Heat and Temperature,Motion and Forces,Materials science,Upper Elementary,density,sun,Atmospheric science,Volume and Density,safety,Weather and Climate,Informal Education,Middle School,Early Elementary,air,thunderstorm,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926133822364T,General science,Conducting Investigations,Chemistry,Physics,Atmosphere,Earth system science,Structure and Properties of Matter,Engineering,General,Pre-Kindergarten,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience,wind

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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