|Atmospheric Processes: Convection|
In this two-part activity, students observe the phenomenon of convection and the fact that air can behave as a fluid like water, only less dense. They should understand that convection currents are found in many places and on many scales, such as huge convection currents in the atmosphere, oceans, and even in the Earth's interior, or as smaller convection currents that can be found in a cup of hot cocoa or a fish tank. Lists of materials, instructions, variations on the experiments, observations, and questions are provided. This activity can be performed as a demonstration by the teacher, or older students can conduct the experiments themselves.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-914
This resource references 'Teacher Guide to Atmospheric Processes: Convection'
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